Study music

The Department of Musicology offers a wide-ranging selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as freestanding courses. For more information, see the links to the left.

Studying in Sweden

Housing and financing

International applications

At undergraduate level, our courses are mostly taught in Swedish, but international applicants are still welcome. At Master's level, however, all the courses are taught in English. If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay a tuition fee. For all the information you need if you want to study in Uppsala, such as how to apply, tuition fees and financing and housing, we recommend having a look at the Uppsala University Admissions pages. If you have any enquiries on our courses and how you could enroll, you can either contact our student counselor or the Head of undergraduate studies. For their contact information, see Contact.

What do musicologists do?

There are a lot of work opportunities for someone who has studied musicology. You could work at a radio station or in TV, write about music for newspapers and magazines, or work within the music industry or within music education. Other areas of employment include symphony orchestras, festivals and other music organizations. It is also possible to form one's education towards music archives or music libraries. Some of our former students have become solo artists or gotten jobs at artist management companies.

Bachelor Programme in Liberal Arts

The Bachelor Programme in Liberal Arts gives you a broad education, with a basis in humanities as well as science. The purpose is to strengthen your critical thinking and your ability to communicate, but also your perception of man as a cultural and natural being. On today's labor market, versatility and a broad competence play an increasingly important role. Studies at the Bachelor Programme in Liberal Arts in Uppsala gives you this kind of competence. During the first year, you study at Campus Gotland in Visby. During the second year, you can choose to study in Uppsala, focusing on your main subject. Musicology is one of the subjects you can choose from. For more information, contact (Department of Litterature), which is the department responsible for the programme.