Taught course


University of Edinburgh · School of Arts, Culture and Environment

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in music.

We may consider your application if you have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in another subject and you have a good reading knowledge of music.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers an intense introduction to methodologies and research techniques in musicology, covering both classical and popular music, autonomous works and functional music, for example for religious ceremonies or for the screen.

You’ll learn the methodologies and research techniques necessary to analyse specific source material and learn to address the more philosophical questions raised, such as those of history, canons and archival research, performance studies, fieldwork, semiotics, the body, race, diaspora, gender, sexuality and consumption.

Drawing on the very broad range of research at Edinburgh, it allows you to pursue, in greater depth, an area of special interest and/or to develop more specialised skills to further your career.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)131 650 4086