STUDYING MUSIC IN DEPTH
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. You will also investigate the contextual circumstances influencing the production, distribution, and reception of music.
WESTERN MUSIC FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT
The Musicology programme at Utrecht University focuses on Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Although the emphasis of our teaching and research activity is on historical musicology, there are also courses which bring together both historical and systematic approaches. Interdisciplinary work is central to the programme, and there are particularly strong links with Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New Media & Digital Culture, Gender Studies, postcolonial studies, and Computational Humanities. This programme aims to innovate, while at the same time retaining its links to the traditional musicological research fostered at the University over the past 85 years.
HALLMARKS OF RESEARCH
Our current research focuses on topics such as late medieval music from the 13th to the early 15th centuries, Dutch song culture from the Middle Ages to the present, Renaissance Franco-Flemish polyphony, Dutch music since the 17th century, music and its epistemologies from the late 18th century to the present, 20th-and 21st-century art and popular music, the evolution of music within colonial and post-colonial settings, and the interaction between music and media. This research is firmly imbedded within the taught components of this programme, which are further enhanced by guest lectures and master classes led by international experts.
This programme will give you the specialist knowledge, insight and skills necessary to pursue further study at PhD level or a career as a researcher.
As a graduate of this programme, you will possess:
- Thorough knowledge of the field of musicology.
- Sophisticated knowledge of a research specialism, either within the field of musicology, and/or an interdisciplinary subject.
- The academic and professional skills needed to identify, define, analyse, and solve research problems.
- The academic skills needed to conduct independent research in the field of musicology and to report on this research at an advanced level.
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Last updated March 3, 2017