Through its focus on musical infrastructure, Utrecht University's Master's programme Applied Musicology will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills required to operate as a musicologist within the international musical industry. The programme utilizes reflective training in both current and innovative approaches in musicology, through which you will learn to apply academic musicological skills to the day-to-day challenges in a musical life.

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30%
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Our Master's programme in Applied Musicology was designed in direct dialogue with top institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. The curriculum builds on knowledge and skills gained through a Bachelor's in Musicology, with emphasis on both historical musicology and the relation of music with other media.

International community

Utrecht University's Musicology programmes have a long-standing international reputation for excellence. They attract a diverse community of students with a Bachelor's in Musicology background, as well as other culture historical profiles, and also students trained at conservatories. This pluriformity is welcomed and enriches classroom training by providing students with an international perspective during their studies.

Musical infrastructure

Through the expertise of UU's instructors and an extensive network of alumni programme consultants, the programme is firmly rooted in musical infrastructure. Guest lectures from key figures are regularly scheduled. In addition, internships with leading institutions (concert halls, ensembles, agents, media, etc.) are part of the programme.

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Academy for Musicology and Musicianship Utrecht

Utrecht University and the HKU Utrechts Conservatorium present a unique combined MA study programme: Academy for Musicology and Musicianship Utrecht (AMMU). It offers musicologists a chance to include their own musical practice in their studies as well as to collaborate closely with other musicians in preparation of their professional life. 

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After graduation

This Master's programme prepares you for the cultural professional field. You will have developed skills which are required in your future career. It gives you opportunities in both the cultural field and in careers that require an expertise in the field of applied musicology.

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Applied Musicology is a selective Master’s programme. Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master?

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Key facts

Degree: 
Arts & Culture
Language of instruction: 
English
Mode of study: 
Full-time, Part-time
Study duration: 
1 year, 2 years (part-time)
Start: 
September
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2023-2024: € 2,314

Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2023-2024: € 18,332

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Croho code: 
60087
Accreditation: 
Accredited by the NVAO
Faculty: 
Humanities
Graduate school: 
Humanities