Master's Musicology (Arts and Culture)

Loading video..

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

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a rich combination of musicological approaches with strong links to other scholarly disciplines.

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

Functioning within the realm of the humanities, the sciences and the social sciences, the master 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.

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.

Visit the Musicology discipline website for more information about our research.

Degree programme
MA Arts and Culture
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code

Published by  Faculty of Humanities