History and theory of arts

The study program in theory and critics of arts is realized within interdisciplinary context with focus on three areas: theory and history of architecture, musicology. Programme‘s doctoral students are encouraged to apply various theoretical models and methodological tools of humanities, social and technological sciences besides the classical methods of the critics of arts using both internal scientific resources of Kaunas University of Technology and those of their international partners. Graduates of various university studies are accepted to the doctoral programme with regard to their scientific experience within the selected topic.

The objective of the work of PhD students is to look at the identified problem or phenomenon from the complex perspective and propose innovative research methodology for discovery of the new knowledge or regularities contributing to the current scientific comprehension of the studied phenomenon.

Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science

Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas
email phd@ktu.lt

 

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

Persons with a Master’s Degree or equivalent degree of higher education may participate in an open competition for admission to doctoral studies.

Applicants to the doctoral field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 8.0

 

Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Application indicating the science field, the topic and the form of funding (online)*
  • Official legalised Master’s diploma with the diploma supplements or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified) and the certificate of recognition if higher education qualification acquired abroad 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two researchers of the relevant science field
  • A list of the research works with a full bibliographic description and copies thereof; if no research works by the applicant are presented, the applicant is required to present a research paper whose topic is consistent with the dissertation topic indicated in the applicant’s application (if the applicant applies to two dissertation topics, two individual research papers have to be submitted) valid personal document: a passport (for citizens of all countries) or an ID card (only for citizens of the European Union)
  • A copy of a valid personal document: a passport (for citizens of all countries) or an ID card (only for citizens of the European Union)
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (50 EUR for EU citizens, and 120 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • A certificate issued by IELTS, TOEFL, CERF or any other competent institution within the last 2 years certifying the level of the English language if the candidate is not a graduate of the first or second cycle studies conducted in the English language

* The applicant can select no more than 2 (two) research fields and no more than 2 (two) topics per science field.

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, Studentų g. 50, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

The applicants must prepare a short presentation (5-7 slides) on the vision and plan for chosen doctoral topic and present it on motivational interview

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)

 

Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement

0,2

Research experience

Research experience is evaluated 0,45 points: publications evaluated in points according to the current regulations for the annual evaluation of research and experimental development and artistic activities of universities and science institutes approved by the order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, or a research paper.

Another research experience is evaluated 0,2 points: participation in research projects, conferences, publications prepared and submitted for printing, preparation of lectures, etc. and compliance of the scientific qualification with the topic of doctoral studies.

0,65

Motivational interview, including evaluation of the knowledge of a foreign language

The applicants must prepare a short presentation (5-7 slides) on the vision and plan for chosen doctoral topic and present it on motivational interview

0,15

 

 

 

Study programme modules

 

 

 

Contacts

Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas
email phd@ktu.lt