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Musicology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 17 months
University rank #190 (WUR) ,
The MA in Musicology exposes students to a wide range of recent and past scholarship in musicology. Students receive advanced research training about significant issues relating to the history of music and its cultural, historical, and critical contexts.


Our goals at the DWFOM include (1) providingthe highest quality of creative and scholarly experiences for students in all undergraduate and graduate programs, (2) providing interactions with artists and scholars known nationally and internationally, and (3) making public that which we do through artistic and scholarly performances, recordings, publications, lectures, and presentations. The faculty, who collectively are recognized nationally and internationally through their scholarly publications and papers, CDs, and performances, continue to serve as role models for our students and showcase their commitment to artistic and scholarly excellence. Finally, nationally and internationally renowned guest artists grace our stages and contribute to the musical culture we expect at the Faculty of Music.

The Don Wright Faculty of Music is situated in a research-intensive university on a campus that is inviting and striking. It situates the Faculty of Music in an environment that enables students to grow artistically and academically.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

Programme Structure

Fields of Research
  • Medieval Music
  • Music and Culture from the Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Centuries
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Textual Criticism and Music Editing
  • Twentieth-Century Music and Culture

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Applicaion deadlines:
    • January 15 - Acceptance notification in early March
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 17 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    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.

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Music in Music History, Bachelor of Arts with Honours Music, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographical and research techniques.
  • Submission of 1-2 recently written research papers.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19152 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9576 CAD per semester and a duration of 17 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3837 CAD per semester and a duration of 17 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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