Musicology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor's programme in Musicology provides a broad overview of the individual subdisciplines of musicology, focusing in particular on older and modern history of European music, music from outside Europe, contemporary and popular music, music theory, as well as the scientific, social-scientific and cultural fundamentals of music. In addition, students obtain qualifications that are applicable to practice, such as basic knowledge of editorial techniques, sound and image recording, librarianship, archive studies and museums, as well as the media business. By the end of the degree programme, students have to provide evidence of knowledge of Latin.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 636

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor's programme in Musicology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), the compulsory module Academic Writing and Research Methods, compulsory modules on the core topics of musicology and a group of elective modules, from which students can choose various specialisations. To successfully complete the bachelor’s programme, students have to write two bachelor's theses.

Fünf Begriffe

whcih you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Toccata
  • Research on Beethoven
  • Perception of music
  • Popular music

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

On the one hand, the bachelor's programme in Musicology prepares students for further academic studies. On the other hand, students also acquire knowledge that is relevant for occupational fields outside of academia:

  • editorial techniques
  • sound and image recording
  • libraries, archives and museums
  • media business.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates