UAB

Official Master's Degree in Musicology, Musical Education and Interpretation of Early Music

Study guides

Master description

The master's degree comprises 60 credits and is divided into two specialisations: "Research in Musicology and Music Education" and "Interpretation of Ancient Music".
The first specialisation covers research in Musicology (historic and ethnomusicology) and in Musical Education, while the second covers Interpretation of Early Music based on criteria of musicology and practical applications of knowledge generated by research.
Both specialisations share the common module "Research Methodologies in Musicology and Interpretative Research Applications".
Students will take the annual module "Master's dissertation" for 15 credits.
For the external work placement, which depends on the instrument that students stated in their application, agreements have been signed with various international institutions, such as: Jeune Orquestre Atlantique (Saintes, France; baroque, classical and romantic repertoire), Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland, 16th to 19th century repertoire), Institut Ferran el Catòlic (Saragossa; historical organs and keyboard instruments), CIMA-Centre Internacional de Música Antiga (Barcelona, headed by Jordi Savall and with the participation of the Capella Reial de Catalunya).

Teaching will take place at the following venues:
  •     Common module: at the UAB.
  •     Compulsory and optional modules of the specialisation "Research in Musicology and Music Education": at the UAB.
  •     Compulsory and optional modules of the specialisation "Interpretation of Early Music": at the Higher School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC).

Study plan structure

Type Credits
Compulsory 15
Optional 30
Master Thesis 15
TOTAL 60

Specialization in Musicology and Musical Education Research

 

Module Credits Type
Master's Dissertation 15 OB
Research Methodology in Musical Science and Interpretative Research Application 15 OB
Applied Techniques of Ethnomusicology 10 OT*
Educational Strategies and Resources for Music Teachers 10 OT**
Music Teaching 10 OT**
Musical Archiving and Heritage 10 OT**
Musical Research in Contemporary Urban Environments 10 OT**
Research Methodology in Musicology 10 OT**

* Specialization Compulsory
** Optional, you must take 10 credits in the first half and 10 in the second


Specialization in Early Music

 

Module Credits Type
Master's Dissertation 15 OB
Research Methodology in Musical Science and Interpretative Research Application 15 OB
Interpretative Praxis of Early Music 10 OT*
Analysis and Scoring of Early Music 10 OT**
Early Music Sources and Repertory 10 OT**
Interpretative Training 10 OT**
Management of Early Music Projects 10 OT**
Rudiments of Music Theory and Interpretation of Early Music 10 OT**

* Specialization Compulsory
** Optional, you must take 10 credits in the first half and 10 in the second


OB: Compulsory
OT: Optional

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