Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology

Program introduction

  • Duration of study

    The normal duration of this course is 3 year,and the maximum duration is 6 years.

  • Teaching approach

    Face-to-face Teaching

  • Teaching language

    Chinese/English

  • Academic field

    Fine Arts

  • Course Introduction

    Major: 1. Music Theory 2. Music Theory and Practice

Study plan

This program includes three core courses, three elective courses, an academic activities and a doctoral dissertation.

 

Table 1: Core courses (9 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DMUZ01

Advanced Research Methods

3

DMUZ02

Theory and Analysis of Music

3

DMUZ03

Music Innovation

3

 

 

Table 2: Elective courses (9 credits)

Music Theory (Select three elective courses from   the following six courses)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DMUE01

History of Chinese and Foreign Music

3

DMUE02

Ethnomusicology

3

DMUE03

Past and Present of Music Education

3

DMUE04

Music Aesthetics

3

DMUE05

Contemporary Music

3

DMUE07

Special Topics

3

Music Theory and Practice (Select three elective courses   from the following seven courses)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DMUE01

History of Chinese and Foreign Music

3

DMUE02

Ethnomusicology

3

DMUE03

Past and Present of Music Education

3

DMUE04

Music Aesthetics

3

DMUE05

Contemporary Music

3

DMUE06

Advanced Music Theory and Practice*

3

DMUE07

Special Topics

3

* Students majoring in the 'Music Theory and Practice' research area must enroll in the 'Advanced Music Theory and Practice' course

 

 

Table 3: Other core course (1 credit)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DMUZ04

Academic activities

1

 

 

Table 4: Dissertation (12 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

DMUZ10

Dissertation

12

 


Degree requirements

1. Students are required to complete three core courses from Table 1, three elective courses from Table 2, and academic activities (ten times of attendance) from Table 3 during the first 2 semesters to gain 19 credits. 2. After finishing each course, students will be assessed based on regulations established by the instructor and the Faculty. 3. Student who completes all the required courses, can start writing the thesis proposal. Students can continue their dissertation research and writing upon completion of thesis proposal defense. 4. Students pursuing the field of Music Theory must submit a dissertation no less than 80,000 words in length and adheres to the University’s requirements. Student will also need to defend the submitted dissertation and, upon successful defense, will earn 12 credits. 5. Students pursuing the field of Music Theory and Practice students are required to adhere to the “Degree Recital Proposal Guidelines”. Upon approval of the Recital Proposal, students need to organize a degree recital and write a dissertation no less than 40,000 words. The dissertation will undergo evaluation and a defense. Upon successfully completing these requirements, students will gain 12 credits. 6. Students are required to publish at least one first-level academic work, OR at least two second-level academic works. The works will be evaluated and approved by the Faculty. Please refer to “A Guidance for Publication Assessment for the Doctoral Students of the Faculty of Humanities and Arts” for details.

Learning time

The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and no less than 12 months of dissertation composition, up to 24 months. Classes will generally be scheduled from Monday to Sunday, daytime or at nights.

Qualifications of graduation

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Doctoral Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has: 1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding dissertation); and 2. Abided by the regulations of the University; and 3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed. Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau. ※In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.