Study information
Key facts
Master of Arts
4 Semesters
Teaching language
Tuition fee
Semester contribution
€ 210,00
Start of studies
Winter semester, Summer semester
Part-time possible
Institute of Musicology Jena-WeimarExternal link
University of Music FRANZ LISZT WeimarExternal link
Application & Deadlines

Programme summary

The research-oriented Master of Arts in Musicology qualifies you for independent work in the fields of historic and systematic music studies. The Department of Musicology Weimar | Jena provides an unusually wide spectrum from the music of the Middle Ages to modern music of the 21st century, enriched by the fields of Transcultural Music Studies and the History of Jazz and Popular Music.

One half of the programme serves for the specialization in one of these profiles, whereas the other serves to deepen your knowledge in one of the core disciplines (history and systematics).

Special features

The Weimar-Jena model makes this master's programme the only one of its kind in Germany. The combination of a university and a school of music allows you to focus your study in the area of your choice, thus giving you access to a wide variety of career options. Thanks to various modules and the connection to interdisciplinary master's programmes at the FSU, you can create your own profile in a flexible manner.

Career opportunities

Graduates are qualified for positions in a wide range of fields, including research, radio and television, publishing, documentation, and cultural administration.

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent

    For this master's programme you need a subject-specific undergraduate degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or an equivalent degree.

    ​The overall grade (CGPA) of the bachelor's degree must be GOOD or better (2.5 German and US systems).

  • language requirements

    This master's programme requires the following language proficiency:  

    • proficiency in two modern foreign languages (ideally English, French, Italian)
    • depending on the chosen specialization, additional language proficiency might be required
      further informationExternal link
    • international applicants: German language proficiency at minimum level DSH-2 (or a recognised equivalent)


Contact for the student advisory service of the Institute for Musicology Weimar-Jena can be found under this linkExternal link.

Master Service Centre

Office hours:
We offer consultations and the handling of your concerns in person as well as by Service Desk (ticket system), Zoom, live chat, post and telephone.

Telephone consultation:
Tuesday - Thursday
10 am - 11 am

Personal consultation:
Tuesday - Thursday
2 pm - 3 pm

Live chat:
10 am - 12 noon

Ticket enquiries via Service Desk at:

Postal address:
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Master Service Centre
07737 Jena

Video chat: Zoom – Video chat Videochat ZeitenTuesday - Thursday
3:15 pm - 4 pm
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