Doctoral programme at the MUK

About the study programme

Description of the course
Doctoral Programme in Artistic Research

Location of the course
Bräunerstrasse 5, 1010 Vienna

Academic degree or type of qualification
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Form of study
Full-time or part-time (study extensions are possible)

Course language

Length of course/Number of ECTS points
Six semesters/180 ECTS points total

Module 1: Methods/Documentation/Dissemination (10 ECTS credits)
Module 2: Practice: Artistic research (12 ECTS credits)
Module 3: Research project (148 ECTS credits)
Module 4: Elective module (10 ECTS credits)

Entry requirements
a) The completion of an artistic or scientific diploma or master's degree programme or an equivalent degree programme that is relevant to the subject area at a recognised post-secondary or tertiary educational institution. In the case of an academic degree, artistic experience must be demonstrated.
b) The successful completion of all parts of the commission-led admission examination
c) The availability of a study place

Completed research project

  • Portfolio
  • Written dissertation

Current tuition fees per semester

Research fields

In principle, doctorates are conferred in the field of artistic-scholarly research for the Doctoral Programme in Artistic Research of the MUK. Individual doctoral projects can focus on the following six research fields:


For PhD projects that require or substantially benefit from interdisciplinary supervision, it is possible to engage supervisors from different research areas (e.g. Artistic supervisor: Composition/Music Theory, Scientific supervisor: Performance Art). 

Contacts Rosemarie Brucher
Telefon: +43 1 512 77 47 - 110

Univ.-Prof. Joonas Lahtinen, MA PhD
Telefon: +43 1 512 77 47 - 547

Simeon Ohlsen, BMus BMus
Telefon: +43 1 512 77 47 - 313