Uppsala University

Humanities - Musicology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    10422 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Musicology, will give you the analytical, theoretical and professional tools for a future career in many parts of the music and culture sector. The Humanities - Musicology programme is offered at Uppsala University.

About

Our alumni have pursued careers within academia, journalism, public service, music administration, and the music archive and library sector. The programme will give you a solid basis to pursue a further academic career in musicological research.

The Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Musicology, runs over two academic years, but it is also possible to graduate after one academic year. The programme is designed to allow flexibility for you as a student to choose an area of specialisation with supervision and mentorship by senior academic staff. In addition to a broad array of courses in musicology and the possibility to take courses in other disciplines at the faculty, there is also the possibility to study abroad for a term.

To be eligible for the Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Musicology, you must hold a BA in Humanities or Social Sciences with at least 60 credits in Musicology, or an equivalent subject. 

The Humanities - Musicology programme is offered at Uppsala University.

Career

The Master Programme in the Humanities, specialising in Musicology, will give you the analytical, theoretical and professional tools for a future career in many parts of the music and culture sector.

After graduating, our alumni have pursued careers within academia, journalism, music media and administration, and the music archive and library sector. The programme will give you a solid basis to pursue a further academic career in musicological research.

Programme Structure

It is mandatory to take at least one of two thematic courses covering the methods and theory of Musicology. These courses are offered in alternative years, complement each other, and can be taken independently of each other. Other courses are elective. Normally a course in music analysis is given in the spring semester, and one thematic course each in autumn and spring semesters.

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.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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 to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
  • Also required is 60 credits in musicology, ethnomusicology or a similar field of study.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their musicological proficiency (1-2 pages).
Special emphasis is placed on the quality of the degree project in musicology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10422 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Living costs for Uppsala

6,573 - 6,670 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.