**Upcoming deadlines: 1 April for non-EU/EEA nationals, 1 June for EU/EEA

The Research Group Musicology in the Department of Media and Culture
Studies, University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) offers two attractive M.A.
degrees in Music:
Musicology (Research MA, 2 years) ( )
and Applied Musicology (MA, 1 year) ( )

The Research MA in Musicology is the only two-year, English-language
Musicology program in Continental Europe. Students are selected from an
international pool of applicants for their potential for research
excellence. The program is ideal for those who would like to gain a
thorough grounding in the discipline before considering further study or
work in a related field. The unique second year offers opportunities for
research internships, study abroad, or additional coursework in the
student’s specialization. Graduates of the program successfully compete
each year for PhD positions and have entered prestigious programs in Europe
and North America. Alumni hold university teaching posts and prominent
post-doctoral fellowships in the United States and Europe, as well as
important positions in European arts-related organizations.

Students in the innovative one-year MA in Applied Musicology are selected
for their potential and willingness to acquire the specific knowledge and
skills required to operate successfully as a musicologist within the
international music industry. The program is designed in direct dialogue
with top institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands
and beyond, and includes a network-broadening internship component.
Students receive intensive mentoring while developing research and
reflective skills relevant to questions in contemporary music production,
programming, financing and participation.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines for the 2020-21
academic year: 1 April 2020 for non-EU/EEA nationals; 1 June 2020 for
EU/EEA nationals.

Contact Dr. Rebekah Ahrendt (r.s.ahrendt -at- if you have questions
about the Research MA program, and Prof. Emile Wennekes (e.wennekes -at- for the MA in Applied Musicology.


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