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Doctorate Degrees in Music in Europe 2020/2021

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.For students looking to further their academic or technical pu… Read more

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

For students looking to further their academic or technical pursuits in music, there are music studies that emphasize both the theoretical and performative aspects of the field. Music is an interdisciplinary field, focusing on areas ranging from history and theory to composition to performance.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

Doctoral Program in Music in Europe

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Harrisonburg , USA

The Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) program is the most advanced course of study offered in the School of Music at James Madison University. The program has been designed to m ... +

The Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) program is the most advanced course of study offered in the School of Music at James Madison University. The program has been designed to make graduates more marketable in higher education by emphasizing pedagogy and literature along with advanced performance or conducting skills. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
London , United Kingdom

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Whatever its reg ... +

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Whatever its regional origin, music is studied as a cultural phenomenon, and also from analytical and historical perspectives. Instrumental and vocal, sacred and secular, art and popular, traditional and modern musical forms are all of equal interest. Research methods employed include fieldwork, interview, archive research, recording and filming, performance, transcription and analysis, and composition. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Prague , Czech Republic

The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced preparat ... +

The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced preparation of highly qualified experts in terms of research and teaching. In accordance with a broad spectrum of musical pedagogy, the specialization follows the scope of the study corresponding to the target: preparation of specialists in the area of research of general music education, vocational training and other activities requiring such a specialization. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Prague , Czech Republic

The individually designed attestation system of the doctoral program provides graduates with an insight into the current state of research and methodology of the subject, espe ... +

The individually designed attestation system of the doctoral program provides graduates with an insight into the current state of research and methodology of the subject, especially in the selected area of specialization and closely related disciplines. During the course, graduates also explored philosophical issues connected to their doctoral subjects and topics and passed a foreign language exam. The doctoral dissertation is a scientifically valuable contribution to the investigation of the topic and its findings are usually published as a monograph or study in a scientific journal. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Chatham , United Kingdom

Our research programme gives you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, technologists, ethnomusicologists and theorists.

Our research programme gives you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, technologists, ethnomusicologists and theorists. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 

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