Music (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Winter semester: April 1 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Music (B.Ed.)


School of Music Mainz


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The artistic-educational and academic course B.Ed./M.Ed. Music at the Mainz School of Music prepares students for careers as music teachers at secondary school level. The basic course of study with an artistic-educational career objective is the Bachelor of Education Music (teaching at secondary schools), which the Master of Education course follows on from as a requirement for teacher training. Students choose an instrument or voice as their focal area and acquire skills in creating music independently to a high level. Full professors, assistant professors, and lecturers give individual and group lessons in various instruments and in voice. In addition to taking part in artistic lessons, students attend courses on music theory (auditory training, composition, arrangement) and (music history from historical and systematic perspectives). In music lessons and teaching practicals, they develop models for their subsequent careers and gain practical experience in typical school ensembles (brass, string and choir class). Ensemble practice (symphony orchestra, practice orchestra, choir, practice choir, jazz/rock/pop choir, big band) is part of both the Bachelor's and the Master's courses. A high level of musical talent, which is assessed by the School of Music during a special application procedure (aptitude test), is required for completing the course successfully.

Master entrance requirements

The subject of music must not be combined with the subject of arts.

Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor's examination, may be admitted to the Master's degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year. If the student does not provide proof within the period specified, they will no longer be allowed to continue studying; their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).