Musicology (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Arts (Two-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
S/G- or G-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


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


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

winter semester: June 1 - September 1

summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

winter semester: June 1 - July 15

summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Musicology (M.A.)


Musicology Institute


Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies


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

Subject Matter

Musicology is the science of music in the widest conceivable meaning of the term and thus covers a spectrum stretching, for instance, from Greek Antiquity, to the symphony of 1800 , through to computer-supported composition programs, and from the music of the Chinese Sonq dynasty, to the operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, though to Rai. Musicology studies the historical, cultural, social and aesthetic foundations and conditions of the phenomenon of music. It does so from the perspective of the historical, cultural, social and natural sciences, depending on the question. In the program, students acquire fundamental musicological knowledge and develop the ability to think, comprehend and work in the field of Musicology independently.


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).