Musicology, Master | Free University of Bozen-Bolzano | Bolzano - Bozen, Italy
24 months
1351 EUR/year
1351 EUR/year
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This Master in Musicology from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, the only one in Italy with a multilingual approach, trains you to become a specialist in the field of musical heritage and its cultural dissemination. 


Two universities and two curricula, three languages, a precious asset to be preserved and transmitted.

This inter-university MA in Musicology offered by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and the University of Trento, allows you to specialize in two distinct fields:

  • Music Philology,
  • Communicating Music (Musikvermittlung).

The lecturers come from three different cultural and linguistic areas and will guide you along your academic path, introducing you to the world of education, research and transmission of knowledge in the field of music.

Course structure

You will attend the first year of study, common to both curricula and mainly in English, at the Faculty of Education in Brixen-Bressanone. The main subjects are: musical education, music making and music learning, ethnomusicology, paleography and musical philology and cultural anthropology.

The second year, you will have to decide whether to continue in Brixen-Bressanone, with a curriculum in Communicating Music (Musikvermittlung) that focuses on subjects such as history of theatre and performing arts, exegesis of musical sources or pedagogy, or in Trento, with a curriculum in Philology of Music, focused on disciplines such as modern and contemporary composition stylistics, musical dramaturgy, history and criticism of art or codicology. 

A wide choice of optional courses will allow you to steer the path towards your interests.

Career opportunities

Graduates can work as experts in the field of music education and its cultural dissemination (for example in concert institutions and in teaching), or in archives and music libraries and in specialized publishing. You might also decide to continue your studies by undertaking a PhD. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Perspectives on music making and learning
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music Paleography and Philology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • German Literature
  • Theoretical and methodological basics of communicating music
  • History of theatre and musical dramaturgy
  • Planning and evaluation of learning pathways

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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English, German, Italian


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To gain admission to this programme you need one of the following qualifications:
  • a bachelor or master’s degree independent from the degree classes (ex D.M. 270/04, ex D.M. 509/99, ex D.M. 508/99) or a degree according to the former legislation or an equivalent qualification as well as 18 credit points in the subject areas L-ART/07 and L-ART/08. Students who do not have the 18 ECTS credits required for admission can acquire them free of charge at the University of Trento by taking single subject courses.
  • a first-level degree of the Conservatory (DL 25.9.2002 n. 212 art. 6 comma 3) or according to the former legislation if you possess a secondary school qualification or other qualification achieved abroad that is recognized as being adequate;
  • an equivalent qualification gained abroad.
  • The credit points listed above must have been acquired before the interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1351 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1351 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1351 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1351 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bolzano - Bozen

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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