The objective of this degree is to prepare future professionals in music management tasks and in musical heritage services and research, a key element in understanding the historical process of music as part of our culture and the role it plays in today's society.
In recent years, musicology has taken on new challenges, particularly those related to the social recognition of musical activities, which in turn has led to the creation of new expectations and professional profiles.
The prominent position music occupies in our consumption and leisure habits, in the existence of a solid network of auditoriums and concert halls, in the creation of entities and firms devoted to organising events, and a growing presence of music in libraries, museums or in art collections and in anthropology are all remarkable signs of the need for professionals prepared to satisfy the needs of management, research, communication and attention in this field and to carry out the traditional careers in teaching and research.
Musicology has long been present in universities across Europe. The degree will continue to be offered under the new European Higher Education Area. Twenty universities in France, 24 in Italy, 40 in Germany and 35 in the UK have already begun to offer the new degree or are in the process of adapting it. The UAB is the only university in Catalonia to offer a degree in Musicology. In the future only seven Spanish universities will offer this degree.
Catalan and Spanish
ECTS methodology consists of a continued assessment and evaluation of all academic work done by students.
Exchanges with European universities (Socrates-Erasmus) in Bologna, Paris, Lisbon, Zurich and Toulouse.