University of Innsbruck

Bachelor’s Programme
Music Studies

The students of the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Music Studies learn about archival research, working with sources from a philological point of view, field research and structural and cultural analysis. The main field of study are European and international music cultures. Music and phenomena related to music are investigated from historical, ethnological, sociological, culture theory and theoretical perspectives.

Bachelor's Programme: Music Studies

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Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent, language certificates

Supplemental Examination

Information on the curriculum

The right degree for me?



  • study music history
  • undertake research in music
  • study periods of music history
  • acquire competencies in problem solving by applying theoretical and methodological concepts
  • study the processes and methods of ethnomusicology
My career

My career

My career opportunities

  • work with music collections and music-related documentation institutions (libraries, archives, museums, music information centres)
  • work in journalism (radio, TV, print media, internet)
  • work in culture management (event management and education)
  • work in dramaturgy
  • work in cultural industries (publishing, sound recording)
  • work in culture management and policy

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