Doctor of Philosophy
The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Music offers two study areas: Musicology and Music Education. The Musicology major aims to produce an exceptional music scholar proficient with the knowledge of both Western and Eastern Music, a wise researcher who can combine sciences of different disciplines and cultural diversities to bring about new understandings for society and humanity, and a skillful teacher who is able to integrate knowledge, contexts, and technology to achieve the highest outcomes of musicological study. The Music Education major pursues the goal of creating a visionary music educator who is concerned with the present and future of music education, a creative teacher who understands significant music education disciplines and is able to design the best method of teaching and learning for students with various backgrounds and abilities, and a developer who initiates the growth in music education and possesses the skills for educational administration. Ph.D. students in both areas will demonstrate their excellence through public presentation, both written and oral, at the national and international levels.
Overall Program Structure
Both majors in the PhD program use the following program structure:
|Basic Courses||0 Credits|
|Core Courses||6 Credits|
|Required Courses||6 Credits|
|Elective Courses||4 Credits (minimum)|
|Total not less than||52 Credits|
For students who do not pass the required entrance exams, the general basic courses will be assigned, and are taken for zero credit.
In a PhD [and DM] dissertation, a student / researcher has conducted a systematic research which presents new knowledge, which is correct and has depth, while using a thorough academic methodology.
All students will attend an international academic work-study trip to a conference or other major event in their area of study.
|Majors||แผนการเรียน||Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3||Semester 4||Semester 5||Semester 6||Totals|
|Music Education||Plan A||135,300||83,600||169,500||32,600||33,300||32,600||486,900|
Students must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in music (or are in the final semester of study) from an accredited university in or outside of Thailand and have a GPA of not less than 3.5
- Written exam in the major of study
- English Proficiency (TOEFL, etc.)
English Proficiency test
IELTS not less than 5 or
TOEFL-IBT not less than 61 or
TOEFL-ITP not less than 500
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Academics: Tel 0 2800 2525 Ext. 1124
Faculty of Graduate Studies: www.grad.mahidol.ac.th