Musikwissenschaft. Geschichte und Vermittlung / Musicology. History and Presentation (Master of Arts)
Program: Musikwissenschaft. Geschichte und Vermittlung / Musicology. History and Presentation
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
The two-year Musikwissenschaft. Geschichte und Vermittlung / Musicology. History and Presentation master's program qualifies you to scientifically approach the subject matter of European-western musical history: the aesthetic subject matter itself, its institutional, cultural context, historical theory construction and - last but not least - the historical variability of what is considered music and what is considered musical art. This occurs primarily in problem and case-based seminars that aim to link research and teaching.
The major topics of the Marburg Institute are older musical history up to the start of the 17th Century and musical history from the 18th to the early 20th Century.
The Musikwissenschaft. Geschichte und Vermittlung / Musicology. History and Presentation master's program prepares you for professions which require solid, discipline-specific training. Fields of activity include:
- University research
- Publication projects
- Publishers (editing)
- Libraries (higher civil service)
- Press, radio, television
- Musical theater/orchestral dramaturgy
In addition, you will learn the skills that are required to successfully carry out a doctoral project.
Required university degree
Certification of a degree from a subject-relevant bachelor's program in the field of musicology or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma with an overall grade of at least 2.5.
Higher education degrees with a high proportion of music-historical modules or module parts of at least 60 CP entitle to access.
Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German Skills:
Other language skills:
Two foreign languages, including English.
- One foreign language must be certified at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (alternately: Latin skills at the level of the Latinum, to be certified by the university entrance qualification certificate, for example), and
- An additional foreign language must be certified at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Note: If the major topic is set in the field of older musical history, at least basic knowledge of Latin grammar and Latin vocabulary is required, which make it possible to understand older musical terminology and to follow the linguistic structure of liturgical and theoretical texts.
If the required foreign language skills can only be certified in one language at Level A2, instead of the required Level B1, or at A1, instead of the required Level A2, upon application for study, admission is possible with the condition that the required level is certified by re-registration for the third semester, if the other language can already be certified at the required level upon application. The same principle applies for certification of Latin skills.
Admission Mode Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements.
Please note that due to the current health situation related to the corona virus, all personal consultation hours are unfortunately cancelled until further notice.
Technical questions about your application
Content-related questions about the program
General student advisement (Departmental representative for student advisement - bachelor's and master's programs)
Dr. Barbara Leupold
Department of German Studies and History of the Arts
Room -1/2240 (= B -124), Basement
Tel.: +49 6421/28 24521
Student advisement for program
Prof. Dr. Sabine Henze-Döring
Institute of Musical Studies, Room 3
Tel.: +49 6421/28 22266;
Office hours: Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central European Time)
Prof. Dr. Lothar Schmidt
Institute of Musical Studies, Room 1
+49 6421/28 22350,
Office hours: Mon 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central European Time)
Dr. Andreas Trobitius
Institute of Musical Studies, Room 6
Tel.: +49 6421/28 22349,
Formal questions about your application
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