The scientific Ph.D. programme
Languages of Instruction
Norwegian/Swedish/Danish and English
The Norwegian Academy of Music offers scientific Ph.D. studies in three areas:
- Performance Practice
- Music Education
- Music Therapy
There are three main requirements in the Ph.D.:
- Fulfillment of 40 course/seminar credits (incl. Theory of Science, Methodology, and Ethics) in 1st year of study
- Successful completion of the major research project (140 credits)
- The writing and successful defense of a dissertation
To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programme, applicants must have completed a master’s degree (or certified equivalent) with satisfactory results in the subject area to which the applicant is seeking admission. Applicants who wish to carry out a project that incorporates a performance/artistic component must document their ability to perform at a high level.
Language Requirements for International Students
Applicants to the scientific Ph.D. programme must demonstrate language proficiency in Norwegian and English.