About this course
Students in the Master program in Musicology expand the knowledge and abilities they have gained in the Bachelor program. The focus here is on the application of music-history methods in clearly defined subject areas that the students choose themselves in some cases. The program prepares students for careers in music journalism, music publishing, concert and opera dramaturgy, concert management, and music research and instruction.
The Master program is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop their own scholarly skills. Depending on the subject area in question, most of the lectures and seminars can be freely chosen by the student. Emphasis is placed on written work, among other things as a means of preparing for the master thesis. However, this aspect is also supplemented by a practical component. The program prepares students for careers in music journalism, music publishing, concert and opera dramaturgy, concert management, and music research and instruction. Details on the organization and structure of the program can be found in the study plan.
- Bachelor's degree from the University of Bern with a major in Musicology
- Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university with a major in Musicology
- Bachelor of Arts in Musicology (major) or a similar degree from a recognized foreign university. Degrees from another university must be recognized as being equivalent to the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Bern.
- Bachelor's degree from a recognized foreign university with a major in a different branch of study, provided additional coursework for a maximum of 60 ECTS credits is completed as one of the requirements for successfully completing the Master program. All requirements must be met before a student can be admitted to the Master program. All additional requirements must be met in order to complete the Master program.
- Bachelor's degree from the University of Bern with a minor in Musicology. Additional coursework / attainments (in subjects that complement the student's previous studies) for a total of 39 ECTS credits, as well as a scholarly Type B paper (6 ECTS credits). In this manner, the difference between the Bachelor major (without electives: 105 ECTS credits) and Bachelor minor (60 ECTS credits) is compensated for, as is the lack of a Musicology Bachelor thesis. These attainments can be completed during the Master program as a degree requirement. The ECTS credits earned are not applied to the Master program.