24 months
13119 EUR/year
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Musicology - Music and Human Beings at Örebro University is aimed at those of you with a bachelor's degree in musicology, the humanities or social sciences, or related disciplines, who have a budding interest in understanding more about music. 

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Musicology - Music and Human Beings at Örebro University  prepares you for a career in doctoral research on music in academia, but also provides knowledge that can be used in a wide variety of music related professions. E.g. working with data analysis in the media and music industries or working in the public cultural sector.

During the program you will learn how to deal with different perspectives relating to, among other things: human beings’ "innate" musicality, the impact of technologies on our musical experiences, how we can research music’s "impact" on people and the role of music in creating a fair society.


If you want to research music, or just simply understand more about it, the Master's program in Musicology provides you with a solid foundation. The program offers an in-depth, interdisciplinary training and, upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to study at the doctoral level (licentiate or doctorate) in a wide range of fields on music research.

The program is suitable primarily for those thinking about doctoral studies. 

However it is also suitable for music teachers who want to further their knowledge of musicology or music research in general. The program will also help those of you looking to develop a career in a variety of music related professions. E.g. in analyzing data in the music industry, working as a cultural activities coordinator, or working in public or private sector with marketing and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music, Human Beings, Technologies
  • Music Research in its Many Forms
  • Methods and Methodologies in Music Research: Theory and Practice
  • Individually chosen specialization course
  • Culture, Structure and Society
  • Music’s Value in the World

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in a humanities or social science main field of study.
  • The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13119 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13119 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fee, first instalment: 33950 SEK
  • Total fee: 135800 SEK


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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Musicology - Music and Human Beings
Örebro University