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[ecrea] Two fully-funded doctoral positions in musicology - Örebro University, Sweden
Sun Apr 15 19:51:22 GMT 2018
Örebro university is happy to announce two fully financed doctoral
positions in musicology. Sociological, aesthetic, cultural or
media-related issues are particularly welcome. Please forward to anyone
Örebro University seeking doctoral students for the doctoral programme
in musicology at the School of Music, Theatre and Art commencing on 1
The positions announced are linked to either of our profiles ACCLAIM
(Aesthetics, Culture and Media) and MOVE (Musical Expression and
Experience). We welcome doctoral projects discussing the interaction
between music, humans and society based on questions such as cultural
diversity, mediatisation or aesthetics and affect theory.
The musicology research environment is currently home to five senior
researchers, one postdoctoral researcher and seven doctoral students.
The research environment and its profiles have access to extensive and
active international networks. Links to and collaboration with other
schools at Örebro University is also a natural part of the research
activities at the School of Music, Theatre and Art.
As a doctoral student, you are expected to communicate research findings
both in speech and in writing, in Swedish and English.
Information on admission regulations, the general syllabus for
musicology, a regulations handbook for doctoral studies and other
information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for information
on doctoral education at www.oru.se. Information on what documents to
attach to your application can be found by clicking “How to apply for
admission to doctoral studies” below.
Further information about the programme and the doctoral studentship can
be provided by Professor Ulrik Volgsten. ((ulrik.volgsten /at/ oru.se))
The programme concludes with the Degree of Doctor. The programme
comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time
study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to
compensate for any sick leave or parental leave.
Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the
general syllabus for the subject.
The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship
for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching,
administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project
may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time
post. To compensate for any time spent on such duties, extensions to the
programme length and funding period will be granted. More information on
doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral
studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial
salary for a doctoral studentship is 26 300 SEK per month.
Entry requirements and selection
For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet
general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be
considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit
from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer
to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general
syllabus for the subject.
General entry requirements
Applicants meet the general entry requirements for doctoral studies if they:
1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240
credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were
awarded at the Master’s level, or
3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way
in Sweden or abroad.
Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes
under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to
these entry requirements are also eligible. The University may permit
exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if
there are special grounds.
Specific entry requirements
A person meets the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in
musicology if he or she has obtained a one-year Master’s degree (60
credits) in musicology or music education. Applicants who have acquired
substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet
the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or
qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish
higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are
Ability to benefit from the course or study programme
The assessment whether an applicant has the ability to benefit from the
programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by
the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays
and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been
submitted by the applicant.
In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the
doctoral studies shall be taken into account (see the University’s
selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). If
applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be
given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term
underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either
female or male students enrolled on the doctoral study programme in the
subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.
Application to the programme and for a doctoral studentship
The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the
For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents
must be included:
* An application form
* Certificate on completed higher education courses and programmes, if
applicable a degree certificate
* Degree project (independent project)
* Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
* Outline of research interests
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be
reviewed. The basic principle is that the application, including
annexes, shall be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English.
Documents in other languages shall be translated to Swedish or English
by an authorised translator. A list of translators can be obtained from
the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency
When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a
The application deadline is 2 May 2018. We look forward to receiving
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