The Norwegian Academy of Music offers PhD-level studies within performance practice, music education and music therapy. The Academic PhD Programme is organised as a full-time, three-year course of study, and consists of a training component and an independent research project (dissertation).
If you have a Master's degree or equivalent, within the academic discipline you are applying for, you may apply for the Academic PhD Programme at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
What does the programme include?
In the first part of the programme, you will study, among other things, the philosophy of science, methods, ethics and research dissemination. The programme includes lectures, guidance, independent work and active participation.
Systematic knowledge and research results
As a result of your studies, you will have developed comprehensive and systematic knowledge within your research area. You will have acquired knowledge of theory and methods in your academic discipline and will be able to carry out research with a high level of ethical awareness and professional integrity. Your research results will be presented in the form of a monograph or a collection of articles issued as part of the Academy's publication series.
After completing your studies
After completing your studies, you will be qualified to work as a researcher at a university or university college, with developmental work in cultural organisations, or in other similar positions.