The supervision and teaching concept of the ZMR's doctoral program aims at providing its students with the benefits of interdisciplinary research and networking in Medieval and Renaissance Studies right from the beginning of their academic careers. The ZMR's diverse teaching program includes numerous modules, workshops, colloquia and conferences that are specifically designed to cater to the needs of the students.
Doctoral students are encouraged to put together an individual curriculum from a wide range of courses in consultation with their supervisors.
The core of the teaching program is the annual research seminar, in the winter term, and the doctoral students’ workshop, in the summer term.
In the course of their first year, all doctoral students are given the opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation project at one of these events. Towards the end of their doctoral studies, they are to report in detail on the development of their project and to draw conclusions.