Faculty of PhilosophyMusicology – Bachelor 25%

The musicology programme deals with music in all its theoretical and practical forms and contexts. The main focus of Heidelberg University’s Department of Musicology is the scientific study of European music history from antiquity until today. 

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

The Bachelor’s degree in Musicology encompasses the following core areas: 

  • acquisition of academic techniques and methods as well as fundamental skills in dealing with musical texts and music-historical sources
  • acquisition of a broad range of repertoire skills and knowledge in connection with an overview of the entirety of western music history as well as the study of selected specialist areas from various historical periods

Course Structure

The Bachelor’s degree in Musicology is a modular programme. As a minor at 25%, it consists of compulsory courses and compulsory elective courses.  

The compulsory courses include the modules ‘Composition Theory and Ear Training I’, ‘Analysis I’, ‘Basic Principles and Methods of Musicology’ as well as the basic course ‘Music History I–IV’ which is taken over the course of four semesters.  

In addition, students select one of the basic modules from the range of modules on music history, consisting of a lecture and a seminar. Students can choose between a number of lectures and courses every semester. 

In order to successfully complete the academic programme, students should ideally have practical experience with music, an interest in historic connections as well as basic knowledge of harmony, counterpoint and score reading.