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8 Master of Art Programs in Musicology

An MA is a path of study open to graduate students. This degree helps to prepare students for specialized careers within the field of their choice by providing valuable knowledge and experience.  What is an MA in Musicology? This degree can vary a great deal from school to school, but the focus is always on the academic study of music. There are many different approaches to the study of music… Read more

An MA is a path of study open to graduate students. This degree helps to prepare students for specialized careers within the field of their choice by providing valuable knowledge and experience. 

What is an MA in Musicology? This degree can vary a great deal from school to school, but the focus is always on the academic study of music. There are many different approaches to the study of music, which means that students of these programs can be exposed to a number of different methodologies of the course of their studies. As a field within the humanities, these programs often include coursework that focuses on the intersection between history, anthropology, mathematics and music.

One key benefit to studying music from an academic standpoint is that it affords students a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the various genres of music. Music is more complex than many people realize, and graduates of these programs can often enjoy music on an entirely new level than they ever could before their studies. 

Every MA in Musicology program will involve different costs. Tuition in particular is highly variable, as are registration fees. Contact individual schools directly for more information.

As a result of the fact that musicology is a very open-ended field, encompassing human history and psychology as well as the philosophy and acoustics of music, this degree can translate into any number of rewarding and fascinating careers. Graduates who wish to pursue the academic study of music further can become professional musicologists, conducting their own research and producing academic writing within the field. Students can also opt to become musicians themselves, or to teach music.

If musicology sounds like the right path of study for you, the first step toward enrolling in a program is to find the ideal school to meet your needs. You can use our searchable listing of programs to get a sense for the different MA in Musicology programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music acros ... +

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Musicology pathway aims to equip you with core historical and analytical skills as well as enabling you to operate in a field that is broadly interdisciplinary.

The Musicology pathway aims to equip you with core historical and analytical skills as well as enabling you to operate in a field that is broadly interdisciplinary. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Ghent, Belgium

Those choosing the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and SPECTRA contemporary ... +

Those choosing the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and SPECTRA contemporary music ensembles, on projects with an emphatic focus on recently composed music. Students specialize in contemporary music, as soloists or members of an ensemble. They play an active role in creating new works by both young and established composers. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Universidad Nacional De Tres De Febrero
Caseros, Argentina

The aesthetic paradigm shift that took place since the beginning of the 20th century favored experimentation and extended the limits set for artistic practice as a closed work ... +

The aesthetic paradigm shift that took place since the beginning of the 20th century favored experimentation and extended the limits set for artistic practice as a closed work. This opening blurred the boundaries between disciplines, allowing the emergence of new expressions and the reorganization of the categories that delimited the cultural and artistic field. -
MA
Spanish (Argentina)
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, USA

The Master of Arts in Music degree is a graduate research degree which culminates with a written thesis and a public presentation (lecture or lecture/recital). Possible areas ... +

The Master of Arts in Music degree is a graduate research degree which culminates with a written thesis and a public presentation (lecture or lecture/recital). Possible areas of focus for the thesis include (but are not limited to) music history, music theory, ethnomusicology, historical performance practice, music technology, and interdisciplinary subjects relating music with other fields. -
MA
English
 
Olivet University
Anza, USA

Jubilee College of Music’s Master of Arts in Music degree is designed to develop advanced scholars and ministry leaders who will meet the needs of professional and effective m ... +

Jubilee College of Music’s Master of Arts in Music degree is designed to develop advanced scholars and ministry leaders who will meet the needs of professional and effective music ministry services around the world. Courses in this 45-hour graduate degree program train students as professional musicians and music scholars with a solid Biblical foundation. -
MA
English
 
Michigan State University College of Music
Michigan, USA

Graduate Degrees are offered in Master of Arts and Master of Music. Degree opportunities include: collaborative piano, composition, conducting (wind, choral, and orchestral), ... +

Graduate Degrees are offered in Master of Arts and Master of Music. Degree opportunities include: collaborative piano, composition, conducting (wind, choral, and orchestral), jazz studies, music education, music performance (brass, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds), music theory, musicology, and piano pedagogy. -
MA
English
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The programme Applied Musicology focuses on the musical infrastructure and offers the specific knowledge and skills required for a musicologist to operate successfully within ... +

The programme Applied Musicology focuses on the musical infrastructure and offers the specific knowledge and skills required for a musicologist to operate successfully within an international musical practice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus