The UAB is the only university in Catalonia to offer a Bachelor's Degree in Musicology, a course that has a long tradition in universities all over Europe. Its purpose is to train future professionals who can take on tasks of musical management and curation of musical heritage, and conduct research in musicology, a key factor in understanding the history of music as a part of our culture.
The bachelor's degree offers new technologies and the most modern applications available to musicology.

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.

Student Profile

If you are interested in taking the degree in Musicology it is recommended that your level of music knowledge be equivalent to the intermediate level of a music conservatoire or school of music. Although this is not a specific enrolment requirement, a good level is essential to pass successfully the core technical modules included in this degree.
Therefore the ideal profile for this degree is a student with:

  • Interest in music and history.
  • Critical reasoning.
  • Capacity for organisation and planning.
  • Communication skills.
  • Analysis and synthesis skills.

Career options

Once you complete this degree you will be able to work in a variety of sectors:

  • Teaching in secondary and higher learning centres.
  • Management and cataloguing of musical heritage.
  • Media critic.
  • Publishing houses specialising in music.
  • Archives, libraries, specialised museums and documentation centres.
  • Research and teaching at university level.
  • Participating in the dissemination and programming of events in the mass media or cultural entities (auditoriums, theatres, etc.).
  • Record industry, recording studios, radio stations, professional websites, etc.

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Francesc Cortés Mir
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Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Bellaterra Campus
Pre-enrolment code: 21051
60 places
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Language: Catalan, Spanish, English and French
Price per credit: 25.27 euros
Course begins on: 12 September
Classroom-based learning
Period of study: Course semesters.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication Part-time option available
Arts and Humanities

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