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Musicologyfull time

  • Baccalaureus Artium


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Gießen


  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study



The subject of Musicology is historical and contemporary music, how it is structured, produced and received, as well as its social function. In particular, the course covers the following areas: - Systematic Musicology -- Historical Musicology - Applied Music Theory - Musicological Methods The focus of the Bachelor's degree course in Musicology at JLU is Systematic Music with its sub-disciplines of Music Psychology, Music Sociology, Music Aesthetics and Music Theory as well as the areas of Acoustics, Musical Instruments, Computerised and Electronic Music. Particular emphasis is placed on the inter-disciplinary consideration of music, for example with topics such as Music and Religion or Music and Science. Historical Musicology particularly covers the social history of music, which looks at the changing cultural-historical and political contexts of music and its theory as well as the history of composition and focuses on musical genres of the present day (New and Popular Music). The areas of Applied Music Theory and Musicological Methods ensure the necessary foundation for academic musical reflection.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Aptitude test: www.uni-giessen.de/studium/eignungspruefung Language requirements (two foreign languages): www.uni-giessen.de/studium/bewerbung/voraussetzungen/studiengangsspezifisch/sprachvoraussetzungen

Lecture period
  • 17.10.2022 - 10.02.2023
  • 11.04.2023 - 14.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants


    For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union


    For advanced education masters, different deadlines will apply, see

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union


  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students


    as per letter of acceptance

Languages of instruction

Main language



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