36 months
113 USD/module
113 USD/module
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The master of Musicology at University of South Africa (UNISA) offers high-quality general academic and career-focused distance education tuition in the arts, humanities, social sciences, religion and theology. 



The vision of this master of Musicology at University of South Africa (UNISA), aligned to that of the university, is to become the African college of excellence in the social and human sciences by making a continuous and positive contribution in the service of humanity.

We strive for excellence in teaching and learning, research and community engagement that together make a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and communities we serve.


The College of Human Sciences is a people–centred community of learning and practice committed to fostering a culture of learning, teaching, research and service with the intent of helping individuals and communities improve the quality of their lives.

We seek to realise an Africanised provision of excellence in teaching and learning, research, community engagement and academic citizenship, focused

  • in our teaching and learning endeavours on open distance learning, accessibility, e-learning and learner-centredness,
  • in our research on multi-inter- and transdisciplinary engagement, reflexive practice and collaborative practice, and
  • in our community engagement and academic citizenship on promoting shared ethical and professional.

Programme Structure


  • Music in Vienna from the Late 18th Century
  • Classic and Romantic Music
  • Music in Postcolonial Africa
  • Research Methodologies in Musicology
  • Music Business
  • Opera 
  • Music in Religion
  • Jazz Studies 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

An appropriate bachelor honours degree, or an appropriate postgraduate diploma, or a 480 credit bachelor's degree with a minimum of 96 credits at NQF level 8 in Musicology with an average of 60%. A student who is admitted on the strength of a postgraduate diploma or a 480 credit bachelor's degree with a minimum of 96 credits at level 8 and who has not completed a module in research methodology may be required to complete such a module (HRHMV81) at NQF level 8 for NDP before he/she will be allowed to register for the research proposal module.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    113 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 113 USD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    113 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 113 USD per module during 36 months.

R1 743

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /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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