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Humanities - Musicology

Uppsala University

24 months
9526 EUR/year
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The Master Programme in the Humanities - Musicology offered at Uppsala University will give you the analytical, theoretical and professional tools for a future career in many parts of the music and culture sector. 


The Master Programme in the Humanities - Musicology offered at Uppsala University, will lead to a Masters degree in Musicology. The student takes both mandatory courses and courses chosen from a wide array of topics, all taught by internationally established scholars in their respective fields.

You will acquire the analytical and theoretical tools needed to understand and contribute to further knowledge of music from any period, region or culture. You will deepen your knowledge on a specialised topic by writing a thesis, under the supervision of experienced experts.


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

Courses include:

  • Historical Musicology
  • Music Analysis
  • Music in Cultural Theory
  • Current Perspectives in Popular Music Studies
  • Music, Culture and Religion in the Middle East
  • Ethnomusicological perspectives
  • Music and Cultural exchange in the Early Modern Period

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General 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.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). 
  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9526 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19053 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50,000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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.

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