Master of Arts
Master of Arts: Only a single subject is usually studied. However, individual programs can be highly interdisciplinary. This means that the contents of the program may come from different fields of study.
The focus of research and teaching is on "historical musicology". Accordingly, the bachelor's program focuses on basic knowledge on how to deal with "classical" music and musical sources. The aim of the Master's degree is to enhance knowledge and skills, especially in handling source material.
Fields of work include archives, libraries, museums of cultural history, cultural departments in public administration, music schools and adult education, publishing companies and newspapers, theaters (esp. as dramaturge), concert agencies, music festivals, the film and record industry, television and radio stations. In addition to that, a master's degree may open the path to a career in academia. Several key skills can be acquired during the course of studies, such as language skills, skills in creative and scientific writing, competence in handling software for text and music processing, communication and audiovisual presentation.
A four-week internship is an obligatory component of the program. If arranged with the module supervisor, this can be replaced with the same scope of contribution to a project, observations, or volunteering (outside the university).
The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 4 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.
120 ECTS credits
In the winter and summer semester
Profound knowledge of music theory (harmony, counterpoint) and history; profound knowledge of repertoire; proficiency in various older and newer notation systems; willingness to participate in research projects; willingness to engage with methods and approaches of other scientific disciplines; familiarity with philological and historical approaches
The master's program "Historical Musicology" does not have restricted admittance; however, you will need to pass an eligibility test in order to enroll in the program.
An executive board will decide on the basis of your qualifications if you are to be enrolled in the master's program "Historical Musicology". For more information, please visit the homepage of the Institute of Musicology. You will need a first university degree based on at least three years of study in a related subject with above-average results (overall grade at least "good"), which must be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree at the University of Regensburg. International applicants must provide evidence of German language skills at DSH level.
Admission is subject to an eligibility test. Applications for admission to this procedure should be sent to the following address: University of Regensburg, Institute for Musicology, 93040 Regensburg.
Further information can be found on the homepage of the Institute for Musicology.
After a successful application (aptitude test) for the master's program "Historical Musicology" you can enroll. Information about the dates for enrollment and the required documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.
Knowledge of the German language at level 2 of the DSH exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber = DSH-2)
Information on the required enrollment documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.
Dr. Bettina Berlinghoff-Eichler
Phone: +49941 943-3758