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Kodály Music Pedagogy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
As a result of several years of dedicated work to further develop the academic programmes at the Kodály Institute, we offer a two-year MA study course in Kodály Music Pedagogy that replaces the one-year programme established in 2007. This new study programme that started in 2017 contains 120 graduate credits.


The extended programme was designed in order to provide new opportunities for our students by offering regular teaching practice in the Institute’s partner schools and a wide range of specialisations including Early Childhood Music Education, the Kokas Pedagogy, Colourstrings Methods and Choral Music Education. Students enrolled in this programme will greatly benefit from the opportunities created for a more in-depth development of musicianship, more comprehensive training in teaching methods based on the Kodály Concept including methodology of teaching solfege and music theory at secondary and tertiary level, and naturally much more time available for the completion of research projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Zoltán Kodály’s lifework
  • Seminar in music history
  • Hungarian music in the 19th century 
  • Béla Bartók’s lifework 
  • Hungarian music after 1945
  • Hungarian folk music
  • International folk repertory 
  • Solfege - 3 hours 
  • Music theory 
  • Score reading 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • BM or BA in Music Education, TOEFL or IELTS language certificate

Minimum level of language proficiency

  • English Level B2

Description of selection and entrance examination process

  • The entrance examination is usually in June for studies commencing in September. 
  • Students will be notified of the exact dates by e-mail/post.
  • The entrance examination consists of  2 parts (written and aural).
  • The results of the entrance examinations are announced by July.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5192 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5192 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kecskemét

  • 114500 - 152000 HUF/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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