Musicology, Master | University of Victoria | Victoria, Canada
24 months
5280 CAD/year
4186 CAD/year
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The Musicology program at University of Victoria, British Columbia is an interdisciplinary endeavour. The dedicated faculty coordinates their offerings with theory, performance, composition, and music technology to provide students with a diversity of perspectives. 


While the core of our Musicology program at University of Victoria, British Columbia emphasizes the role of academic research in the study and promotion of music, we offer thesis- and project-based degrees that can be tailored to your professional aspirations, from continued graduate work in musicology and library science, to careers in music entrepreneurship, marketing, or administration. 

We also offer a unique Musicology with Performance degree that combines a research-based approach to musicology with instrumental lessons and a performance component, resulting in a combined lecture-recital and research project (see below).

Our core faculty covers Western music from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, with special emphasis on cross-domain studies involving music and other subjects (music and publishing, music and literature, music and fine art, music and philosophy, music and critical theory, etc).  Combined with our composition, performance, and MTech faculties (and related courses in sound studies), we extend this core research expertise to a number of different domains. These opportunities help our students to remain active and involved as participants in local and international communities via their research interests and ambitions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Selected Problems in Theory and Analysis
  • Graduate Study and Music Bibliography
  • Graduate Forum in Musicology
  • Advanced Research Forum in Musicology
  • Musical Aesthetics and the Theory of Criticism
  • Topics in Musicology Before 1750

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The School of Music gives priority in admissions considerations to students intending to register on a full-time basis.
  • Applicants to the master’s programs must hold a BMus or BA in music from a recognized university, with at least a B+ or 6.0 average in the work performed in the last two years (or last 30 units) of undergraduate study.
  • All applicants should submit a one to two-page statement outlining their background, their goals as a musician and/or scholar, and their reasons for wishing to pursue their graduate degree at the University of Victoria.
  • In addition to the standard admission forms, applicants to the Musicology programs should submit two examples of their work in the field of music history, as well as a personal statement of research interests and professional goals that must demonstrate the suitability of our program to those goals.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5280 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2640 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4186 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2093 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

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