Musicology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor's programme in Musicology provides a broad overview of the individual subdisciplines of musicology, focusing in particular on older and modern history of European music, music from outside Europe, contemporary and popular music, music theory, as well as the scientific, social-scientific and cultural fundamentals of music. In addition, students obtain qualifications that are applicable to practice, such as basic knowledge of editorial techniques, sound and image recording, librarianship, archive studies and museums, as well as the media business. By the end of the degree programme, students have to provide evidence of knowledge of Latin.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 636

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 20.07.2023

Information about presentation & calculation

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor's programme in Musicology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), the compulsory module Academic Writing and Research Methods, compulsory modules on the core topics of musicology and a group of elective modules, from which students can choose various specialisations. To successfully complete the bachelor’s programme, students have to write two bachelor's theses.

Fünf Begriffe

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Toccata
  • Research on Beethoven
  • Perception of music
  • Popular music

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

On the one hand, the bachelor's programme in Musicology prepares students for further academic studies. On the other hand, students also acquire knowledge that is relevant for occupational fields outside of academia:

  • editorial techniques
  • sound and image recording
  • libraries, archives and museums
  • media business.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 1.9 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.3 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 92 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the bachelor’s programme in Musicology graduation survey (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 1 month after graduation on average.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "BA Musicology".