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Research on arts education

Research on Arts Education as a discipline studies all forms of teaching/learning processes within the aesthetic field of knowledge, including the frameworks, the prerequisites, the traditions and the conditions that govern the situations where these fields of knowledge make up the content of the different teaching/learning processes.

Thus, problems are treated in contexts where music, dance, visual culture, and the like, have been a part of upbringing, education, teaching or other influence exerted in a certain cultural situation. Research on Arts Education as a field of research is interdisciplinary in character and uses theories and methods from education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, musicology, art history and artistic research, for example, in order to understand and explain phenomena within the aesthetic field of knowledge.

Admissions to PHD programmes

When can you apply?

Students are only accepted to the Academy of Music and Drama's Ph.D. Programmes when a special call for applicants has been issued.

The next round of admissions will be announced on the home page of the Academy of Music and Drama.

Doctoral candidate positions

When openings in the PhD Programmes are advertised, doctoral candidate positions for the same duration as the Ph.D. Programme requires (i.e., four years) will also be advertised. This means that Ph.D. students and doctoral candidates will be employed for a fixed four-year term and at a fixed salary. The starting salary is SEK 28,050 per month. Once a student has completed 50% of the Ph.D. Programme, their monthly salary will be raised to SEK 30,450. Once 80% of the programme has been completed, it will be raised again to SEK 32,900.