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Doctoral Studies

Doctorate (Dr. phil.)

The University of Music Freiburg awards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil.) in the subjects musicology and music education.

The doctorate serves to demonstrate the scholar's ability to carry out autonomous academic work. Applicants can only be accepted to a doctoral program after successfully completing an academic degree program of at least four years duration in the same field at a college or university.

The topic of the dissertation project must be accepted by a professor at this institutionStudents who meet these prerequisites may apply to the Doctoral Committee to be accepted to a doctoral program. Details on admission and procedures are given in the doctoral regulations (german only).


Artistic and scientific doctorate (Dr. phil.)

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil.) can also be acquired at the Freiburg University of Music in the context of an artistic-scientific doctorate.

In addition to the dissertation and disputation, this doctoral procedure requires an artistic achievement which illustrates an essential aspect of the research work. The artistic achievement is weighted in the same way as the other examination parts of the doctoral procedure. This doctoral procedure is aimed primarily at practicing musicians of outstanding artistic level. The applicant must fulfil the general requirements for a "classical" doctorate (see above) and must also complete an admission procedure in his or her artistic subject which corresponds to that of an artistic postgraduate course of study (Soloist Diploma, Advanced Studies etc.). The exact requirements can be found in the matriculation regulations and the doctoral regulations (german only).


Prof. Dr. Felix Diergarten
Vorsitzender des Promotionsausschusses
Raum 322

Prof. Dr. theol. Rainer Marquard

Ombudsperson für Promovierende und Betreuende an der Hochschule für Musik Freiburg

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