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24 months
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Research University

Program description

The Master's in Musicology offers research training and academic insight into the theoretical, artistic, historical and cultural contexts that shape the making,distribution and reception of music.

Musicology focuses on Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Although the emphasis, in both teaching and research, is on historical rather than systematic musicology, there is a strong tendency to integrate the attainments of both approaches.

The programme actively strives to be at the forefront of intellectual innovation while maintaining its connexion to the tradition of musicological research at Utrecht University - a tradition that is able to look back on almost eighty years of academic achievement.

Current hallmarks of research include late medieval music from the 13th to the early 15th century, Dutch song culture from the Middle Ages to the present, Franco-Flemish polyphony of the Renaissance, music in the culture of the German Baroque and Empfindsamkeit, Dutch music from the 17th century onwards, music and its epistemologies from the late 18th century to the present, 20th-and 21st-century art and popular music, the interaction between music and media, and the evolution of music in colonial and post-colonial settings. These research fields, naturally, also stand at the heart of the teaching curriculum.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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