Bachelor's Programme Music Studies

You would like to deal with music academically and you are interested in both European and international music cultures?

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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.

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


Study code
UC 033 636

Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

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Graduates are able to elaborate, evaluate and implement scientific developments in the field of musicological research and to apply the skills required in interdisciplinary contexts. They possess scientifically well-founded theoretical and methodical problem-solving skills.

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Music Studies have basic knowledge in the subareas of this discipline, with special attention to the field of historical musicology.

Graduates are able to individually aquire and assess subject-specific information. They are qualified to adapt scientific knowledge for professional practice. They are trained for targeted reflection on individual culturally marked access which is required for critically evaluate music and statements on music. Moreover, they aquire the competence to process scientific evidence in a generally understandable way and to impart it verbally and in writing, to work bibliographically and documentary as well as to deal with technical media required for transfering scientific issues and knowledge.

Future occupational fields of graduates are to be found in:

  • music collections and music-related documentation facilities (libraries, archives, museums, musik information centres),
  • media (radio, TV, print media, internet),
  • cultural management (event management),
  • dramaturgy,
  • culture industry (publishers, recording industry),
  • cultural administration and cultural politics.

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