Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Applied Musicology

Utrecht University · Humanities

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Preparation in the current/ future musical infrastructure

Through its focus on musical infrastructure, Utrecht University's Master's programme Applied Musicology will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills required to operate as a musicologist within the international musical industry. The programme utilizes reflective training in both current and innovative approaches in musicology, through which you will learn to apply academic musicological skills to the day-to-day challenges in a musical life.

Experience from the professional field

Our Master's programme in Applied Musicology was designed in direct dialogue with top institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. The curriculum builds on knowledge and skills gained through Bachelor's programme in Musicology, with emphasis on both historical musicology and the relation of music with other media.

As a student, you will receive intensive mentoring while developing research and reflective skills relevant to questions in contemporary music production, programming, financing and participation. You will acquire additional relevant skills (for example journalistic writing skills) through classroom labs as well as coaching by professors and professionals in the field.

Fees and funding

International students
2017-2018: € 2,006 (NL/EU), € 15,167 (non EU/EEA)

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Vera Rademaker