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Doctoral education

Malmö Theatre Academy has a doctoral education programme in performing arts. The emphasis of the doctoral programme is on artistic work that is developed through reflection, documentation and both in-depth study of the student's own field and links to other relevant fields of knowledge.

The studies aim to give the student the ability to independently and reflectively plan, carry out and document an investigative work, where a well-defined research question and adequate methods form the basis for a significant contribution to the development of knowledge in the theatre field. The choice of technique, theory and method relevant to the project is made in discussion between the doctoral student and the supervisor. 

During their training, doctoral students carry out various artistic projects, often in collaboration with external actors. They also participate in seminars, festivals and conferences, and present their research both nationally and internationally.

Doctoral positions are annonunced on Malmö Theatre Academy's website. Doctoral studies in artistic research are based on a four-year paid employment. The structure, forms and criteria are defined in the general syllabus. The content of the compulsory studies and their learning outcomes are defined in the course-syllabus.

The content of the compulsory studies and their learning outcomes are defined in the curricula.


Sven Bjerstedt
Associate Professor, Director of Studies
sven [dot] bjerstedt [at] thm [dot] lu [dot] se (sven[dot]bjerstedt[at]thm[dot]lu[dot]se)

Our PhD positions

There are at the moment no PhD candidate positions available at Malmö Theatre Academy.