Utrecht University

Applied Musicology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15167
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Master's programme in Applied Musicology from Utrecht University was designed in direct dialogue with top institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. The curriculum builds on knowledge and skills gained through Bachelor's programme in Musicology, with emphasis on both historical musicology and the relation of music with other media.

About

Through its focus on musical infrastructure, Utrecht University's Master's programme Applied Musicology will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills required to operate as a musicologist within the international musical industry. The programme utilizes reflective training in both current and innovative approaches in musicology, through which you will learn to apply academic musicological skills to the day-to-day challenges in a musical life.

The Master's programme in Applied Musicology was designed in direct dialogue with top institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. The curriculum builds on knowledge and skills gained through Bachelor's programme in Musicology, with emphasis on both historical musicology and the relation of music with other media.

As a student, you will receive intensive mentoring while developing research and reflective skills relevant to questions in contemporary music production, programming, financing and participation. You will acquire additional relevant skills (for example journalistic writing skills) through classroom labs as well as coaching by professors and professionals in the field.

After Graduation
  • You will possess thorough knowledge of the field of musicology and you have an understanding of the latest developments in international discourse on musicology.
  • You will be trained in relevant skills by professionals in the field which you can implement in your future professional career.
  • You have developed research and reflective skills and how to apply these in your day-to-day life.
  • You have acquired sophisticated knowledge in your own special interest whether within the field of musicology, and/or an interdisciplinary subject.
  • You will have experience in the professional field learned by a traineeship.
Career Prospects

This Master's programme prepares you for the cultural professional field. You will have developed skills which are required in your future career. It gives you opportunities in both the cultural field and in careers that require an expertise in the field of applied musicology.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Current Musicology
  • Musical Infrastructure In An International Context
  • Musical Encounters And Confrontations: Postcolonial Perspectives On Music, 1600-present
  • Music And The Moving Image
  • Expanding Performance
  • Dramaturgical Practices: Theatre And Dance
  • Producing Arts In Society
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree (equivalent of a Dutch University Bachelor’s degree) and can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills:

  • You have a clear interest in Music and Musicology shown by having taken at least 60 EC of components in the field of Music or Musicology at the Bachelor's level (or equivalent).
  • You have a clear interest in (Western) music and its role within the cultural infrastructure, as well as appropriate skills in cross-medial research methods within musicology.
  • You are able to interpret and apply complex theories in the field of Musicology, as demonstrated by a seminar paper or your Bachelor's thesis.
  • You have knowledge of the methods and theories applied in the humanities at Bachelor’s level.
  • You are able to design, perform, analyze and report on scientific research in Musicology, as demonstrated by a seminar paper or your Bachelor's thesis.
Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15167 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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