MUSSYV Advanced Studies in Music and Science (80+ cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024
Elective studies:
Requires application:
Application instructions:

The right to advanced studies can be granted if basic and subject studies have been completed with at least good knowledge (3/5).

Applications are open once a year in the spring. The right to study can be granted on the basis of the reasons presented in the application, the need for the separate study unit applied for, and academic success.


In the advanced studies in musicology, you learn about selected special questions of musicology that emphasizes the empirical method, and you deepen your research skills by focusing on a specialised research method that supports your Master's thesis. Students interested in applied research can also choose studies emphasising art therapy research methods and the well-being aspects of art. Working life skills are strengthened through on-the-job learning and Master's studies portfolio work. There is also the possibility to include a longer internship at home or abroad. Advanced studies include musicology-related studies and other optional studies.

Learning outcomes

After completing advanced studies in musicology, students can:

- explain the main goals, starting points, and principles of musicology from an empirical perspective

- understand the interdisciplinary nature of music research

- analyse and evaluate research data in specialised fields of music studies

- apply the methods used in empirical music research

- independently implement a research project utilising the methods of musicological research and/or music/art therapy

- acquire and evaluate the latest scientific research data in the field

- act as an expert in and developer of the music and culture sector or related welfare sector in working life, and solve problem situations that occur in these tasks in creative ways

- actively develop their own musical and scientific expertise


Select all (80–86 cr)