Programme of study: Musical Theory and Education
Guarantor of the programme of study:prof. PaedDr. Michal Nedělka, Dr.
Characteristics of the Studies
The PhD study programme Music theory and education is set to prepare future scientific staff who will be able to work independently on their creative and scientific work in the area of music education and music theory. The study programme is to systematically deepen the knowledge in the area of interest, provides results of music education/pedagogy and music and science research, including the current trends in music education which should develop specific musical competence to begin independent scientific work in the field. The study programme provides a scientific framework for the area of research in music pedagogy in compliance with music theory. Program without specialization.
Candidates should have already completed their master's in music education (or combination of instrument specialization or choir leader specialization). The entrance exam is focused mainly on the depth of knowledge and skills necessary for successful completion of the PhD. Study programmer according to the selected specialization and regarding the thesis topic.
The prerequisites for scientific work are verified by a project discussion which will be in the future an essential part of the thesis defence. Applicants should submit their thesis project proposal with their PhD. application. The thesis project proposal should not exceed 10 pages and the topic should involve the current state of the researched area of interest and the possible solutions for future research in the area, elementary ideas about the objectives and structure of the dissertation, possible methodology and list of cited works which are essential for the topic and which are important for the thesis project preparation.
Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points.
Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements
a) officially-verified certification of completed undergraduate degree (Master´s degree progeramme)
b) to pass an entrance examination, reach minimum number of point determined by the Dean,
c) to meet any other requirements specified by a given field of study.