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13 Masters Programs in Musicology

Musicology is a science that studies music on a high academic level. It has many definitions that have different scopes: from the narrow understanding of Musicology as a study of music history of Western Culture to the broad scope of Musicology being a deep and comprehensive study of music, where the research is conducted on many levels. With a Master in Musicology, students are able to specialize… Read more

Musicology is a science that studies music on a high academic level. It has many definitions that have different scopes: from the narrow understanding of Musicology as a study of music history of Western Culture to the broad scope of Musicology being a deep and comprehensive study of music, where the research is conducted on many levels. With a Master in Musicology, students are able to specialize in the area that is in their interests and talents. 

Some of the disciplines that help in the comprehensive study of music are cultural studies and semiotics, ethnology and cultural anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, and even mathematics can assist in cutting to the core of music. Studying various aspects in a Master in Musicology program may land the student in traditional fields of musical theory, analysis, and composition of music. But the other possible outcome of applying various methods to the study of music can be interdisciplinary studies, including linguistics, literature, theater, visual arts, religion, as well as psychology, creating a wide range of career options for graduates of Master in Musicology programs. 

As you can see, there are numerous ways to apply the knowledge that comes along with music, and the information about the Master in Musicology programs below will help you determine your specific preferences. Don't hesitate to click on the Master in Musicology program you like and contact the relevant person at the school by sending the "Request more information" form!

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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
 
VIU - Universidad Internacional de Valencia
Valencia , Spain

Research and Interpretation coexist here in an interdisciplinary space, taking up the reflection of the wise masters of the past who proposed mutual dependence between the spe ... +

Research and Interpretation coexist here in an interdisciplinary space, taking up the reflection of the wise masters of the past who proposed mutual dependence between the speculative and the interpretative branches. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Oct 2020
Online
 
Nanhua University Institute of International and Cross-Strait Affairs
Chiayi , Taiwan

The Department of Ethnomusicology at Nanhua University was founded in 2001. In Taiwan, this department is so far the only academic institute that studies global music culture ... +

The Department of Ethnomusicology at Nanhua University was founded in 2001. In Taiwan, this department is so far the only academic institute that studies global music culture in ethnomusicological perspective. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. .Visit the website of the program to check the details: http://music2.nhu.edu.tw/main.php .Vistit the website of International and Cross-Strait Affairs to check how to apply: http://iica3.nhu.edu.tw/Web/index -
Master
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
22 Feb 2021
02 Jan 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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University of Hull
Hull , United Kingdom

The MMus programme is sector-leading, allowing unequaled specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas including performance, composition (acoustic, electr ... +

The MMus programme is sector-leading, allowing unequaled specialisation and mixing of interests in a wide variety of areas including performance, composition (acoustic, electroacoustic, sonic arts), conducting, music technology, recording, production, pedagogy, film music, aesthetics, philosophy, semiotics, historical and critical musicology, jazz studies, popular music studies, music psychology, theory and analysis. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews , United Kingdom

The MLitt in Sacred Music offers a unique interdisciplinary formation in Sacred Music for musicians, scholars, and leaders in artistic ministry. It is taught jointly by the Sc ... +

The MLitt in Sacred Music offers a unique interdisciplinary formation in Sacred Music for musicians, scholars, and leaders in artistic ministry. It is taught jointly by the School of Divinity’s Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts and the University of St Andrews Music Centre. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
25 Jan 2021
31 Oct 2020
Campus
 
UNIR
Logroño , Spain

With the Master in Musical Research and Online Musicology you will acquire a deep and current vision of the different tendencies in all areas of music: Musicology, Composition ... +

With the Master in Musical Research and Online Musicology you will acquire a deep and current vision of the different tendencies in all areas of music: Musicology, Composition, Sonology, Management and Musical Pedagogy. -
Master
Part-time
Spanish
Online
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham , United Kingdom

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater to those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree ... +

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater to those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree, either as a stepping stone to research, as a qualification for teaching in the FE sector or simply to satisfy a thirst for development. There are 10 specialist pathways that you can choose from across musicology, composition and performance; each includes a range of core and optional taught modules and you will complete the course with a dissertation, recital or composition portfolio. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
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
 
Nakhchivan State University
Nakhchivan , Azerbaijan

Music Science includes the history, theoretical and other areas of music. The development of music science in Azerbaijan can be attributed to two major periods: XIII-XV and XI ... +

Music Science includes the history, theoretical and other areas of music. The development of music science in Azerbaijan can be attributed to two major periods: XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries, XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries have an important place in the development of music-theoretical subjects of Azerbaijan. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA)
Riga , Latvia

Ability to analyze regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scienti ... +

Ability to analyze regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scientific research in music pedagogy, use qualitative and quantitative research methods; prepare a cultural project proposal for accessing funding; work with computer programs designed for music. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Barcelona , Spain

Sound and music computing is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission a ... +

Sound and music computing is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission and perception. Using a variety of scientific, technological and artistic methodologies and computational approaches, it examines how we understand, model and generate sound and music. It covers a wide range of basic academic subjects in fields such as music. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
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
Sep 2021
 
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
 

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