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Musicology B.A.


Combined Bachelor of Arts

Program structure

Combinatorial degree programs: These programs combine either a bachelor's subject with a second major subject, or a bachelor's subject with two minor subjects.
You can choose (almost) all the subjects offered by the three philosophical faculties. In addition, second majors and minors can be chosen in business administration, economics, business information systems (only as a second major), and it may be possible to apply for a second major or minor in further subjects.

Subject are put together in the following combinations:

  • either: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 1 second major
  •  or: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 2 minor subjects

List of subjects involved

Special features



The focus of research and teaching is on "historical musicology". Accordingly, the bachelor's program will focus on basic knowledge on how to deal with "classical" music and musical sources. The aim of the Master's degree is to intensify knowledge and skills, especially in handling source material.

Professional prospects / competencies

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.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

When taken as a first major, 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).

Disciplines involved

Not specified

Program duration / standard period of study

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 6 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS credits overall;
comprising 90 ECTS credits in the bachelor's subject, 60 ECTS credits in the second subject and 30 ECTS credits in each minor subject

Language of instruction


Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester

What qualities do I need to have?

  • Practical experience with music (playing an instrument, participating in a choir and/or orchestra);
  • willingness to acquire basic knowledge of English, French, Italian and Latin (if not acquired already);
  • profound knowledge of traditional western notation in combination with musical imagination;
  • knowledge of elementary musical theory;
  • basic knowledge of music history;
  • familiarity with the basic repertoire

Restricted admittance

No admittance restriction based on grades

Legal requirements for admission

General university entrance qualification, a subject-linked university entrance qualification or a vocational qualification

Application deadline(s)

An application is not necessary, as the program is not admission restricted.

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

No language certificates are required

Information on German language certificates for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office

Information on the application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty

Academic counseling

Dr. Bettina Berlinghoff-Eichler
Phone: +49941 943-3758
E-Mail: institut.musik@psk.uni-regensburg.de


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