Placeholder image for Musicology

Musicology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #87 (ARWU) Basel, Switzerland
Musicology programme at the University of Basel deals with the history of music from the beginnings of written recordings in the 9th century through classical modernism to rock and pop. 
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

In addition to the historical perspective, the bachelor students are introduced to the basics of music theory, music analysis and aesthetics of music. 

The Musicology programme at the University of Basel serves the understanding and interpretation of music in the widest sense. It conveys insights into the different presuppositions and manifestations of music, their interactions with other arts and their role in society. 

The subject of the investigation is everything that comes under the term music, in particular written sources of text and music, pictures, musical instruments and sound recordings. Basel not only offers its students sound musical education, but also enables them to collaborate on practice-oriented, mediating projects such as: For example, the conception of exhibitions or the production of program booklets and CD booklets.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

At the University of Basel, musicology is primarily taught as a historical discipline (from the Middle Ages to the present, including rock, pop and jazz), complemented by other areas of musicology. Particular attention is paid to aesthetic issues as well as to the close connection of cultural and philological aspects of music.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General Requirements

The admission to a degree program at the University of Basel is granted in accordance with the admission regulations of the Rectorate and the regulations and rules of the university. The admission regulations for the upcoming academic year are issued in December by the Rectorate, in accordance 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

  • 1615 - 2340 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?