Scholarship - Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy, Aalborg University, Denmark

Publish Date: Jul 22, 2015

Deadline: Sep 01, 2015

About The Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy at Aalborg University

The Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy at Aalborg University offers PhD education within the science of music therapy. The doctoral students are trained in a stimulating international research milieu and meets twice a year in Aalborg for oneweek courses where they work with the peer group, invited presenters and the supervisors.

In this cross-disciplinary and enriching learning community research ideas and problems are shared, and learning has value at an academic as well as at a professional and personal level following the principles of Problem Based Learning.

The aim of the doctoral training is to promote the accumulation of clinical evidence, scientific knowledge, advanced competence in research methodology, theory development and international cooperation in a collaborative atmosphere of learning.

Two tuition fee PhD scholarships are available for enrolment from Dec. 2015.

With a three year PhD scholarship you will have basic research expenses paid (supervision, travels, and PhD courses) but no salary and no teaching obligations in Aalborg.

The scholarships are offered to talented clinical music therapists who have long experience in a specific clinical field and who have presented a realistic, structured and focused project description with a clear rational, theoretical basis and wellconsidered methodology.

Deadline for sending in your proposal: September 1st 2015.

Doctoral programme in music therapy:

Eligibility for enrolment

1. MA in music therapy (or equivalent)

2. English language test (TOEFL or IELTS) if you are from outside Scandinavia or countries where English is not the official language

3. Documented clinical expertise within a specific field

4. A track record of relevant publications

5. A full proposal received on September 1 st 2015 via

Application instructions

An application to the Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy must contain

1. The PhD application form

2. A project description of maximum 10 pages in English language including:

a. a precise summary of the research questions b. an elaboration of the topic including a reasonable literature review and theoretical basis

c. an initial proposal for the method

d. a bibliography of relevant references

e. a timetable for the project

3. An extensive CV (on education background, clinical practice, research experience, research courses attended, conference attendances)

4. A list of publications

5. A suggestion for your research budget not exceeding 70,000 DKK for all three years (covering e.g. travel, accommodation and fees related to conferences and seminars)

6. Copies of 2-3 articles published by the applicant and abstract of Master’s thesis

For questions about admission, please contact The Doctoral School of the Humanities. Website: Email:

For information about the Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy, please visit our website ( or contact programme director Hanne Mette Ridder (

For information about the writing the proposal, see

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