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The Dresden College of Music offers the possibility of a doctorate in the disciplines of historical and systematic musicology, music theory and music pedagogy. 

Admission Requirements

The prerequisite is a university degree with a diploma, master's or master's degree or a state examination. As a rule, the degree should have received at least an overall grade of "good".

In addition, a professor of musicology, music theory or music pedagogy must agree to supervise the dissertation.

Admission is by the doctoral committee.

All further details are explained in the doctoral regulations.

Doctoral Regulations

The doctorate can be carried out as part of the doctoral programme or externally. The doctoral programme comprises a standard period of study of six semesters.

All information on admission requirements and doctoral procedures is regulated in the doctoral regulations of the Dresden College of Music.

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