The Master's Programme Musicology lasts for two years and has a 120 EC study load. The academic year is divided into 4 blocks. Each block you take 15 EC worth of courses. Please refer to the programme book as a supplement to the student website and as a guide during your first weeks of the academic year.

Curriculum

Check out the programme outline.

Your tutor is available if you require assistance selecting your courses. As a student of this programme, you may also take the supplementary course Academic Writing in English. You can choose between three tracks:

  • 40 EC Core Curriculum (in the course planner: V)
  • 10 EC Research School (in the course planner: V)
  • 40 EC Electives (in the course planner: T1), such as
    • Courses from the pool of open electives or other courses offered by the (ICON) RMA programmes in the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, or courses offered by other RMA programs in the Netherlands.
  • 30 EC Research Master's thesis (in the course planner: V)

Track 1 course overview

  • 40 EC Core Curriculum (in the course planner: V)
  • 10 EC Research School (in the course planner: V)
  • 10 EC Electives (in the course planner: T2), such as
    • Courses from the pool of open electives or other courses offered by the (ICON) RMA programmes in the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, or courses offered by other RMA programs in the Netherlands.
  • 15 EC Internship (in the course planner: T2)
  • 30 EC Research Master's thesis (in the course planner: V)

Track 2 course overview

  • 40 EC Core Curriculum (in the course planner: V)
  • 5 EC Research School (in the course planner: V)
  • 15 EC Electives (in the course planner T3), such as
    • Courses from the pool of open electives or other courses offered by the (ICON) RMA programmes in the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, or courses offered by other RMA programs in the Netherlands.
  • 30 EC Study abroad (in the course planner: T3)
  • 30 EC Research Master's thesis (in the course planner: V)

Track 3 course overview

Exam requirements

When you start this programme, you will be registered for its exam programme. This is a 'translation' of the exam requirements described in the Education and Examination Regulations.In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet the exam requirements.

Study Progress Report (SPR)

Your study progress report lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your study progress report in OSIRIS > tab Progress. See the example (pdf) for an elaborate explanation on the Study Progress Report.

If you wish to deviate from the curriculum, you must first ask your programme’s Board of Examiners for approval or exemption. In case your request is granted, the changes will be processed in OSIRIS and integrated into your exam programme and Study Progress Review.

In order to graduate, you will need to meet your programme's exam requirements as described in the Education and Examination Regulations. Based on these criteria and your Study Progress Review, the Board of Examiners determines whether you have graduated. The courses that are listed on your Study Progress Review will appear on the International Diploma Supplement (IDS), the attachment that you receive with your diploma. Note that courses listed under the heading ‘Results-Other’ are not part of the examination syllabus and do not appear on the IDS.

If you have questions about your Study Progress Review or find errors in it, contact the Student Desk Humanities.