Humanities and Arts (ISCED 2)
|Nominal duration||4 years (240 ECTS)|
|Awards||PhD (Doctor of Philosophy (Musicology); PhD)|
|Application fee||€50.00 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
document certifying completion of the previous educational level with a certificate with grades or diploma supplement (original and copy);
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED UPON APPLYING FOR DOCTORAL STUDIESelectronic application 1 photo (electronic form); copy of identity card or passport (including corresponding document’s page that carries the personal identification code); copy of document certifying change of name, if the applicant has had a name change; copy of document certifying completion of the previous educational level with a certificate with grades or diploma supplement. The student candidate should submit to the admissions secretary: Academic branch (Musicology): a summary of the candidate’s past research and creative activity (CV); a plan of prospective doctoral studies and a doctoral thesis proposal on the required form. www.ema.edu.ee/en/doctoral-study/ Contact: email@example.com
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
Margit Võsa, admission secretary of EAMT.
MUSICOLOGY / DOCTORAL STUDIES / ENTRANCE EXAMINATION:
The examination is organised in two rounds. Round one is based on documents. In this round, a student candidate should submit to the admissions secretary, by 3 June 2019:a plan of prospective doctoral studies and a doctoral thesis proposal on the required form; an overview of previous research and creative activities (CV).
Up to 10 candidates will be admitted to the second round, combined for both doctoral curricula. The candidates will be notified of the results of the first round at least 5 days before the second round.
In round two (June 28, 2019), a student candidate is required to justify and defend his or her plan of prospective doctoral studies and the doctoral thesis proposal. As a rule, candidates are required to attend this round in person. In exceptional cases, the interview can also be conducted via electronic communication channels.
The examination panel evaluates and considers the following:relevance of the research subject and clarity of the research problem; explanation of theoretical context and consideration of research methods; familiarity with reference literature and sources on the subject; previous research of a candidate and his or her ability to participate in international research communication.
The examination is graded on a scale of 1-10. Based on the examination results, a single ranking list will be established for candidates of both doctoral curricula. Five highest-ranked candidates will be admitted to the Academy. The doctoral council can additionally suggest other candidates for doctoral studies as an external student.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Entry requirements for Doctoral programme:Entry requirements for Chinese applicants: The following admission documents must be presented:
1. Master`s Degree Certificate certifying that a Master’s Degree has been awarded
2. Credentials Report of Master’s Degree (in English) issued by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) (www.cdgdc.edu.cn) or China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) certifying the authenticity of degree.
3. Graduation Diploma regarding completion of the Master’s Degree programme (Original in Chinese and translation into English)
4. Academic Record (Report) of all study programme (Original in Chinese and translation into English)
Notarized copies of documents (except Credentials Report) must be presented in original language and in English.
The purpose of Musicology Doctoral Programme is to form an independent musicology researcher, previously completed basic schooling; to give an opportunity to specialize in some confined musicology field and prepare/qualify scientist-lecturers for the EAMT, but also for applied higher educational institutions pertained to music. As the academic road to education with doctoral degree ends, for post-graduate studies there are different international post-doctoral programmes that offer research scholarships for work in world´s centres of sciences.
Learning outcomes of program
Upon completing the program and defending the doctoral degree, the student will be able to:
1. Plan and conduct research independently, raise issues and find appropriate methods and solutions for solving them.
2. Instruct and supervise higher school students of musicology, apply for scientific grants, manage and organize research work.
3. Display wide and systematic knowledge of musicology in general and relevant knowledge about the specialized field in question.
4. Understand the role of neighboring disciplines related to the given field of musicological specialization and the methods they use, adapt and develop these methods.
5. Act independently in an international study or work environment and participate in research projects that call for leadership and team skills, innovative thinking and capability to make strategically important decisions.
6. Perceive the impact of one’s reasearch work, analyze social norms and relations and respond to them, as well as take action for change if necessary.
7. Present issues related to musicology in general, one’s field of specialization, and given project, in both written and verbal form, to both an audience of specialists and wider public, and participate in various kinds of discussions, in both native language and a foreign language important for the given field of specialization.
8. Publish research papers in internationally acclaimed journals, conferences and other refereed venues.
9. Detect and address various shortcomings in one’s knowedge and skills, and engage in self-training.
The content of study program
The curriculum consists of two components: doctoral thesis and doctoral courses. The following modules have to be completed:
A Courses in the area of specialization, 20 credit points
B Elective courses, 20 credit points
C College pedagogy, 6 credit points
D Doctoral project (as described), 180 credit points
E Freely chosen courses, 14 credit points
The doctoral degree is the highest qualification in the Estonian higher education system
Professional status: The right to be employed in a position requiring Doctoral Degree or corresponding qualification