The "Doctor of Science" (Doktorat der Naturwissenschaften/ Dr. rer. nat.) is a doctoral study programme at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna which has been established in accordance with Section 54, Paragraph 1, Item 5, University Act 2002.
 
Requirement for admission to this study programme is a degree (Magister, Master, or Diploma) from a recognized institution of tertiary education in Austria or abroad in either natural sciences, engineering sciences, conservation-restoration or arts (with concentration in materials and technologies in art).
 
The programme Dr. rer. nat. comprises a total of 180 ECTS credits for a duration of 6 semesters.

For further information please contact Prof. Manfred Schreiner: mailm.schreiner@akbild.ac.at <m.schreiner@akbild.ac.at>

In the field of conservation/restoration a doctorate in either the humanities/Dr. phil. or the natural sciences/Dr.rer.nat is possible. If you are interested in these programmes, please contact Prof. Wolfgang Baatz: mailw.baatz@akbild.ac.at <w.baatz@akbild.ac.at>