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Musicology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) ,
This Master in Musicology at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the history of Western music as an art and science. It is structured in two branches of study: Philology and Analysis of Music and Methodology of Music Education and Musical Communication. 

About

The inter-university Master in Musicology at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the history of Western music as an art and science. Theoretical and critical reflection in respect of traditional techniques and traditions and also in relation to the other arts, are an integral part of the coursework.

The program offers a structured range of accessible topics, in particular focussed on aspects of historical musicology (directed towards the achievement of knowledge and historical-philological and analytical methods of investigation), pedagogy and teaching of music and musicology (which explores music as a specific feature means of personal development and as a specific subject of education, teaching and research) and musical traditions (through the deepening of knowledge, preservation, management and appreciation of the legacy of cultures in relation to their musical assets), with special emphasis on musical performance and the oral tradition as useful elements for the understanding of theoretical, historical, philological and pedagogical topics.

Career opportunities

  • Career prospects can be found in the following areas
  • advanced research in the field of musical subjects;
  • working with extensive responsibility in specialized publishing houses and in public and private companies which are active in the specific subject area;
  • working with extensive accountability in the conservation and restoration of musical texts and scores in Library Archives;
  • working with great liability in Sound libraries and in the field of entertainment and communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Music Education / Community Music
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music Paleography and Philology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • German Literature
  • Internship and other activities
  • Optional subjects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
    • Partially taught in Italian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • the diploma of their qualification: those not yet in possession of the diploma can upload it upon enrolment at the very latest; 
  • an official translation of the qualification into Italian (not necessary for qualifications in German or English);
  • the Diploma supplement, in the case they have achieved their university title in a Member State of the European Union (or in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland). In the Diploma supplement it must be indicated: 
  • that the student has achieved at least 180 credit points (ECTS) and 
  • that the study title gives access to a Master course. In case of doubt, unibz reserves the right to request further documents (e.g. declaration of equivalent value); 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1348 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1348 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bressanone - Brixen

  • 600 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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