Bachelor's Programme Music Studies

Curriculum (2022W)

Bachelor of Arts

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Philosophy and History

Level of Qualification
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0215 Music and Performing Arts

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.

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor Music Studies gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor Music Studies, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2022W curriculum is currently valid for the Bachelor's programme Music Studies.

Information on the Curriculum (2022W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. SL Einführung in die Historische und Systematische Musikwissenschaft (CM 1 lit. a/4 h/10 ECTS-Credits)
  2. SL Einführung in die Musikethnologie (PM 1 lit. b/2SSt/5 ECTS-AP)

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor's Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 15 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

17.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Introduction to Historical, Systematic and Ethnological Music Research
12.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Musical Composition and Music Analysis

10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Epochs of Musical History I
20.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Ethnology of Music

10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Epochs of Musical History II
15.0 ECTS-Credits: CM History of Jazz and Popular Music
5.0 ECTS-Credits: EM Applied Musicology

10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Epochs of Musical History III
10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Music and Media
10.0 ECTS-Credits: EM Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Epochs of Musical History IV
10.0 ECTS-Credits: CM Seminars in Musical History and Comparative Systematics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: EM Interdisciplinary Skills

16.0 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor's Thesis
2.0 ECTS-Credits: EM Artistic Practice I and II
2.0 ECTS-Credits: EM Artistic Practice III
11.0 ECTS-Credits: EM Individual Choice of Specialisation

BA Musikwissenschaft 22w_en

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence


As part of the Bachelor’s Programme, a Minor of 30 ECTS-Credits can be completed.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:

Extension Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance = 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

will be updated

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Monika Fink-Naumann

Dean of Studies
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Brigitte Truschnegg

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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