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18 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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Universidad Internacional de Andalucía UNIA
Jaén, Spain

The concern for Musical Heritage is something relatively recent and, consequently, with large gaps in the study and specialization on it, despite its importance as a starting ... +

The concern for Musical Heritage is something relatively recent and, consequently, with large gaps in the study and specialization on it, despite its importance as a starting point for all musical activities, from research to interpretation, passing through management and teaching. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Nov 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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 Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Masters presents a broad, multi-dimensional approach to music as a key component of numerous contemporary cultural practices. Building on a thorough grounding in the metho ... +

The Masters presents a broad, multi-dimensional approach to music as a key component of numerous contemporary cultural practices. Building on a thorough grounding in the methodological roots, you’ll be able to specialise in professional fields such as Sound and Music for Screen Media, Popular Music Studies, and Creative Practice Research. A team of world-leading researchers collaborate to provide an up-to-date, interdisciplinary exploration of historiographical, analytical, sociological, and critical approaches, opening opportunities for reflection on a broad range of musical traditions, performing styles and recording media. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 

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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
Sep 2022
01 Aug 2022
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
 
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
Online
 
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
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
 
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
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
 
Houghton College
Houghton, USA

Building on a long tradition of excellent performing ensembles, the Greatbatch School of Music seeks to shape motivated, dedicated musicians into conductors with outstanding m ... +

Building on a long tradition of excellent performing ensembles, the Greatbatch School of Music seeks to shape motivated, dedicated musicians into conductors with outstanding musical understanding, solid technical preparation, effective rehearsal techniques, and broad stylistic expertise. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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