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You can also enrol in the Musicology programme as a flexible study student. This allows you to choose for yourself how many courses you want to take each year, and your tuition fees will be adjusted accordingly. You must, however, meet certain conditions. You can find further information on this under Application and Admission > Application procedure (for UU students and students from other Dutch universities only).
Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures. You will also investigate the contextual circumstances influencing the production, distribution, and reception of
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You have a strong interest in Musicology as demonstrated by your prior academic record and/or explained in your letter of motivation.
You have a strong motivation to acquire advanced training in academic research in Musicology, which is elaborated convincingly in your motivation letter.
You are able to interpret and apply complex theories in the field of Musicology and/or the wider Humanities, as demonstrated by a sample of academic writing (for example, a seminar paper or your Bachelor's thesis with a grade above average).
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Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities. The university is located in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe.Read more
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