Music Studies - Master's Programme
The aim is to enable students to engage in independent critical reflection on phenomena of musical culture and to actively shape current musical life. Students acquire methodological, practical, theoretical, analytical as well as organisational and communication skills. The challenges of the cultural, social and economic shift in the past and present (mediatisation, globalisation, interculturality, demographic changes), as opposed to a normative concept of music, form the basis of musicological work.
You will complete 120 credit points in the following areas:
- Methods in music studies
- Music studies overview
- Music practice and theory
- Cultural history of music / gender studies
- Systematic music studies
- Music and media
Area of professionalisation (languages, offers in other subjects, internships, projects, study abroad, etc.)
Master's thesis module
- concept for excellent teaching
- small learning groups
- diverse opportunities for independent learning
- great freedom in planning your studies
- opportunity to set your own specialisation in music studies
- opportunity for profiling in gender studies
- connection between music practice and theory and music studies related contents
- Internationally recognised research
- Opportunity to spend an Erasmus semester abroad at a partner university in for example Romania, Greece, the UK or Ireland.
- Opportunity to take other language and cultural studies related modules in areas such as German studies, English studies, Slavic studies, art, media, or material culture up to 30 credit points.
- Opportunities for individual professionalisation modules up to 15 credit points.
- Internships, study abroad, study assistance (conference organisation, tutorials, etc.), languages, journalistic writing, workshops, self-organised learning forms, choice of classes or modules in other subject areas
German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
- DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
- TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)
The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Music or Music Studies or in a closely related field worth at least 60 credit points
- At least 28 credit points in subject-specific and/or subject-didactical content, of which at least 15 credit points are for subject-specific content
The application deadline for the winter semester is 30 September.
The application deadline for the summer semester is 31 March.
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).
Research and artistic projects
- Cultural history of music: http://www.musik.uni-oldenburg.de/42219.html
- Music and gender: http://www.musik.uni-oldenburg.de/42066.html
- To each child and instrument: http://www.jeki-mekka.com/
- Systematic music studies: http://www.musik.uni-oldenburg.de/42212.html
- Music and media: http://www.musik.uni-oldenburg.de/medien/23252.html
- Carl von Ossietzky Composition Prize: http://www.musik.uni-oldenburg.de/40851.html
Information on musical practice:
Coordinator for Academics and Teaching: