Lunds universitet, Konstnärliga fakulteten i Malmö, Konsthögskolan i Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts is one of eight faculties within Lund University and includes Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Theatre Academy, also Inter Arts Center and Choral Centre South. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts offers Bachelor and Master programs in visual art, music and drama, and various courses of different extent. The Faculty also runs third cycle (postgraduate) studies and artistic research and music education.

Malmö Art Academy has approximately 75 students and offers first, second and third cycle education in fine arts. It is a creative and stimulating educational environment with highly set artistic and educational goals and a very good standing in the art world. Malmö Art Academy has a clear international profile with a broad contact network abroad. The academy has many students and academic staff members from countries other than Sweden.

The studies have an international focus. The academy seeks to combine theory and practice into an artistic mindset. Great importance is placed on proximity to the current art scene, both nationally and internationally. Activities at the academy are flexible with an emphasis on the students’ individual development, where each student, using the academy’s courses and other teaching activities as a basis, sets up their own programme of studies, in consultation with the academy’s teaching staff. The students at the academy employ many different expressions and techniques in their work, both conceptually and as part of a process.

In general, the academy’s staff teach in the form of study blocks, so that the student’s own artistic activities can run in parallel with teaching. The academy has also developed a system that includes visiting lecturers, primarily in the form of external supervisors.


Admission is for four years of full-time study leading to a doctoral degree in Fine Arts. Research students are admitted in compliance with Lund University’s admission rules for third cycle studies.

Work duties 

The main task for doctoral students is to dedicate themselves to their third cycle studies, which entails running their own research project and attending research studies courses. The language of both tuition and the doctoral thesis is English. 

General entry requirements 

The general entry requirements for admission to third cycle studies in fine art are met by candidates who:

  • hold a Master’s degree  
  • have completed course requirements of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits in the second cycle, or have acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way, either within the country or abroad.

The higher education institution may make exceptions from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if special circumstances apply. 

Specific entry requirements 

The specific entry requirements for admission to third cycle studies in fine are met by candidates who:  • hold a degree of at least 240 credits within a study programme for visual artists or equivalent, and  • have conducted artistic or curating work of an independent nature such that it enables the assessment of the applicant’s suitability for this part of the study programme. 

Grounds for assessment

  • The project’s artistic quality and feasibility within the set time frame (equivalent to 4 years of full-time study)
  • The project’s research quality regarding research questions, relevance, originality, links and relevance to the collective field of knowledge and the quality of the method description
  • The applicant’s suitability for artistic research work and their ability to benefit from research studies
  • The department’s wishes for specialisation and opportunities for supervision

Instructions to applicants 

A research plan presenting the applicant’s research project is to be attached to the application. The plan is to contain a project description, method description and a sketch of the implementation of the research project, including a schedule. Furthermore, an artistic portfolio or equivalent must be attached.

Physical attachments are to be sent to Malmö Art Academy, Att. Charlotta Österberg, Box 4035, 203 11 Malmö.


Fixed-term employment for four years pursuant to Chapter 5 Section 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2019/2020
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3558
  • Gertrud Sandqvist, +4640325706
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 05.Nov.2019
Last application date 24.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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