In both cases the doctoral education includes a dissertation, as well as a curricular element and a doctoral examination. The curricular element requires in case of an individual doctorate at least 12 CP and in the case of structured doctoral program 18 CP. This is stated in the recent doctoral regulation of the Theological Faculty.
In addition to the previously offered individual doctorate a structured doctoral program has been introduced in cooperation with the Universities Bern and Zurich in 2012.
The Theological Faculty awards, according to study requirements, either a Dr. theol. or a Dr. phil. If a prior degree fulfills the study requirements only in part, an admission to a doctoral program can be granted under the condition that the student will fulfill further academic achievements during the course of their studies.