Musicology (Arts and Culture)

The one-year Master's programme Musicology enables students to specialise in historical, cultural, or cognitive musicology, or a combination of the three.



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Music as art. Music as performance. Music as experience.

The University of Amsterdam offers a rich combination of musicological approaches with strong links to other scholarly disciplines. Functioning within the realm of the humanities, the sciences and the social sciences, the Master's programme in Musicology highlights the multifaceted ways in which music can be perceived and understood, cherishing the manifold historical, cultural and cognitive musical experiences that staff and students bring with them from many different parts of the world.

Multifaceted musicology

The Master's programme in Musicology is unique in enabling its students to familiarise themselves with historiography, cognitive science, postcolonial theory, computation, ethnography, or philosophy, and relate or combine these intellectual frameworks in their studies of music.

Musicology of the world

The academic staff's research areas encompass a wide range of musics of the world, including musical traditions from the Middle East, European and North American art music traditions of the past two centuries, South African music, Indonesian music, and jazz worldwide.

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Degree programme
MA Arts and Culture
Type
Regular study programme
Mode
Full-time, part-time
Credits
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
September
CROHO code
60087

Published by  Faculty of Humanities