Through its focus on musical infrastructure, the Applied Musicology Master's programme in Utrecht will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills required to operate as a musicologist within the international musical industry.

Learn to apply academic musicological skills

Our Master's programme in Applied Musicology 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.

The programme 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.

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Am I eligible?

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

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Why this programme in Utrecht?

Our students and alumni share their experiences with the MA programme

International perspective

The Master's programme attracts 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.

Rooted in musical infrastructure

Through the expertise of Utrecht'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.

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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I really enjoyed the freedom to move into a music scene that best prepared me for a career in the music industry.

Key facts

Arts & Culture
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Mode of study: 
Full-time, Part-time
Study duration: 
1 year, 2 years (part-time)
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2024-2025: € 2,530

Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2024-2025: € 20,043

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Croho code: 
Accredited by the NVAO
Graduate school: 
School of Humanities