About the Programme

The interdisciplinary PhD Programme "Environmental and Resource Management" offers highly-qualified candidates the chance to research current international environmental issues within a stimulating environment of fellow researchers and students and a broad network of regional and international partners - aiming to improve the quality of professional environmental management for the 21st century.

The programme focuses on research in the areas of environmental science and technology, biotechnology as well as environmental and planning law. Thereby, the doctoral research strengthens the research profile of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in Global Change and Transformation Processes, Energy Reform and Decarbonization as well as Health and Life Science. The PhD programme is open to national and international students with a Master´s degree or equivalent in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Environmental Management, Environmental Law, Applied Chemistry, Biotechnology or a related suject.

The presence-based programme consists of a mandatory curriculum of 30 ECTS, the dissertation (120 ECTS) and the oral defence (30 ECTS). You are supervised by at least one professor from the Faculty of Environment and Natural Sciences or a highly qualified and committed professors from another faculty of BTU, who is a part of the programme and an expert on the chosen research topic.