PhD Research Topics
Topics available for the research phase of the program
If you apply directly for the research phase since you already obtain a qualifying master's degree, you will have to state your preferences for at least one and a maximum of three of our research fields. The Fellows working in the respective research field(s) will then review your application and you might already meet them in the application interviews.
On this page, you find a list of all our research fields. With a click on each field, you find sample PhD topics of the individual Fellows that are currently available. Please note that the topics might change until you start your research phase at the MPSP, or the Fellows might also provide you with individual topics. Nevertheless, the listed Ph.D. topics should serve as initial inspiration and decision-making aid for your preferred research fields.