Music, Communication and Technology

University of Oslo

Master On Campus
24 months
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The Music, Communication and Technology programme of the University of Oslo will give you the personal skills and technical tools required to work out solutions to contemporary societal challenges in international and interdisciplinary teams.


For technological humanists

Music has the ability to move people, physically and emotionally, and music technologies are unique in their focus on providing high-quality aesthetic experiences. Speaking with others through cables is not the same as meeting face to face, and playing music through screens and speakers is different from being in a real club setting. In the Music, Communication and Technology (MCT) Master's programme you will explore the possibilities (and limitations) of existing audiovisual communication, and will learn to develop new technologies, with a musical touch.

This is a different Master’s programme. Music is at the core, but the scope is larger. You will be educated as a technological humanist, with technical, reflective and aesthetic skills. We believe that the solutions to tomorrow’s societal challenges need to be based on intimate links between technological competence, musical sensibility, humanistic reflection, and a creative sense.

Work on real-world problems

Together with your fellow students, you will work on real-world problems, in collaboration with institutions in the public or private sector. The aim is to use the knowledge and experience acquired to find solutions to the issue at hand, often in a totally different area than you would have imagined. You will develop skills in interdisciplinary problem-solving and international teamwork, something that is in high demand amongst employers.

The final Master's project will be supervised by researchers connected to the programme. You may choose to do your project in close collaboration with industry or with one of the research groups at UiO. The Master's project is equivalent to one semester full-time study (30 ECTS).

Does this sound like the right Master’s programme for you?

The University of Oslo welcomes applications from students who are interested in studying in an international and innovative environment. We accept students with many different types of Bachelor’s degrees, from the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as engineering and computer sciences. The most important is that you are musically inclined, technology-savvy, and interested in changing the world!

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Physical-virtual communication and music
  • Research methods, tools and issues in MCT
  • Music, Communication and Technology
  • Music and Machine Learning
  • Interactive Music Systems
  • Music and Body Movements

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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