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Inter-university doctoral program

The inter-university doctoral program Science and Arts is offered jointly by the Mozarteum University Salzburg and the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg and encompasses six semesters. The program is aimed at interested students who have both an academic education and competencies in the field of artistic or cultural production. The program culminates with the acceptance of a dissertation and the successful completion of a defense in front of an examination committee.


The subject area of the doctoral program is fundamentally situated at the interface of science and the arts and is intended to contribute to the integration of the knowledge bases of both fields. The interdisciplinary doctoral program conveys and promotes a theoretical understanding and methodological competencies at the postgraduate level within and between the various disciplines, but especially between the theory and practice of the arts and cultural production. The aim of the doctoral program is to provide exceptional training for young scholars by imparting the ability to conduct independent scholarly work, in addition to their professional academic training. Graduates become familiar with the current state of research in their field. They are able to critically analyze different positions at the intersection of science and the arts and develop new research questions and work on them in a methodologically sound manner, with the aim of making an independent contribution to scientific and artistic research.


Graduates of this degree program are awarded the academic degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) by decision.

Application procedure

Admission to the doctoral program requires the completion of a relevant diploma or master’s degree program at a university or university of applied sciences or another equivalent program at a recognized post-secondary educational institution.

Curriculum Interuniversity Doctoral Program

Bulletin: Implementation Guidelines for the Curriculum for the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Science and the Arts

More information on admission and formalities

Curriculum Commission

Chair: Univ. Prof. Dr. Werner Michler (werner.michler@plus.ac.at)

Vice Chair: Assoz. Prof.in Dr.in Katharina Anzengruber

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Lucia D’Errico, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Deutschmann, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Werner Michler;  Ass.-Prof.in Mag.a Katharina Anzengruber PhD BA, Assoz. Prof.in Dr.in Uta Degner, A.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gratzer; Raphaela Behounek MA, Marcel Kieslich MA, Mason Wirtz MA.

Replacement Members:
Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Anna Maria Kalcher, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Kern, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christopher Laferl, Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Iris Laner, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Losert, Univ.-Prof. Christoph Lepschy; Dr.in Hildegard Fraueneder, Mag.a Dr.in Anita Moser; Jörg Richard Holzmann