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Medical Humanities

Fribourg profile

The Medicine and Society Chair focuses on the Medical Humanities. It promotes an interdisciplinary perspective on the socio-cultural issues related to medical practice and the roles of doctors, past, present and future.

Professors who are eligible to supervise theses

  • Prof. Alexandre Wenger

– Areas of specialisation:
Literature and medicine

Supervision of theses in French.

Studies organisation

Structure of studies

ECTS credits can be earned.

Doctoral school



In order to be admitted to a doctorate the candidate must have been awarded an academic Bachelor's and Master's degree or an equivalent qualification by a university recognised by the University of Fribourg.

Before applying for a doctorate the candidate should contact a professor who would be willing to supervise the thesis work.

There is no general right to be admitted to a doctorate.

The respective conditions of admission for each doctoral study programme are reserved.