The structured doctoral programme offers a paid position for PhD candidates working full-time (75%) on their dissertations, and a structured framework with additional courses, exchange with other candidates and intensive supervision by a team of professors. We also provide access to libraries, digital infrastructure, funding for travelling and events such as summer schools, method workshops, etc. (according to budgetary possibilities).
Yes, for selected doctoral candidates with a PhD project corresponding to the research profile of the sdp it is possible to participate as associate members. This applies especially to those who are funded from another source and are interested in an exchange with the doctoral fellows of the sdp.
Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English (C1). If the dissertation is written in English:TOEFL: at least 95 Points, Cambridge Certificate: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), School leaving Certificate due to teaching in english, Native speaker, IELTS: Band Score 7 or more. If the dissertation is written in German: excellent spoken and written communication skills in German (C1). The following documents are accepted as proof: a C1 diploma from an ÖSD testing centre (ÖSD Zertifikat C1) or one from a Goethe Institute testing centre (Goethe-Zertifikat C1). See: https://www.mdw.ac.at/studium/infoblatt/englisch/studien/Information_sheet_PhD.pdf
Please take a look at the different texts on the website provided by the participating disciplines (at latest by mid-January). These can give you an idea about the outline of the programme with all its diverse perspectives and approaches.
You can acquire a PhD in the following disciplines (in alphabetical order):
- cultural institutions studies
- cultural studies
- gender studies
- music acoustics
- music sociology
- music education
- music therapy
- performance studies
- popular music studies
… and closely related disciplines.
The programme starts in October 2020 and it is expected that members will complete their theses in Vienna, as doctoral residency is crucial for the community building that enables sustained exchange and participation with peers and faculty members in the professional field in Vienna.