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Studies in the Arts, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Bern, Switzerland
The doctoral program Studies in the Arts combines various disciplines in the humanities, cultural sciences, social sciences and the arts. It promotes research and reflection in relation to artistic practices, creative and aesthetic issues, and the connection between art and science. The profile orientation of the program is a practice-oriented, artistic-scientific one.
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The programme comprises an interdisciplinary series of methodical-thematic workshops, lectures and workshops on research in the arts. In addition, soft skills courses are offered. Summer/winter schools and writing retreats complete the range of courses. Longer research stays abroad as well as artistic and other scientific activities outside SINTA are welcome and can be easily combined with the commitment in the PhD program. In addition to the mandatory program, SINTA also offer joint courses in different artistic disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Doctoral programs last 3-5 years.

  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Workshops on Creativity as a Profession, Neuronal Perception Effects in Design and the Arts, Transdisciplinary Working, Canon Formation, Ritual, Figure or Remix, Ethnographic Urban Research, Audience Surveys or Authorship Concepts
  • Lectures and workshops on research in the arts
  • Soft skill courses: application and presentation techniques, self-management, scientific English
  • Summer/winter school
  • Writing retreats
For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission to the doctoral program is open to those who meet the formal requirements and would like to undertake a research project which links the research fields and clusters associated with HKB or the University of Bern (Universität Bern).

Formal requirements:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The fee for doctoral students amounts to CHF 200 per semester, plus CHF 100 registration fee. 

Living costs for Bern

  • 1655 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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