EDUCATION IN MUSICOLOGY
Musicology studies at Ghent University form part of the degree program of Art Sciences (also called Art Studies). Ghent University enables students to study musicology within a broad scientific and cultural context, involving aspects of scientific principles, institutional developments, musical and stage practices and concrete music repertories. Education in musicology is focused on the learning of skills for people that work in the cultural and creative sector. This educational program is drawing upon advanced research at IPEM, the research center associated with the department of musicology.
BACHELOR AND MASTER IN ART SCIENCE: MAJOR MUSICOLOGY
All BA, or bachelor, courses are given in Dutch. In second and third year of the BA, "performing arts and music" should be choosen as major. In the third and final year of the BA, students have to write a research paper and complete an apprenticeship. For more detailed information click here.
MA courses are given in Dutch or in English, depending on whether foreign students are attending. Students in musicology select the major music. For more detailed information on the MA in Art Sciences click here.
PhD IN MUSICOLOGY AND PhD IN MUSIC
The PhD in Musicology (fully called PhD in Art Science: Musicology) targets music research from a musicological perspective. The PhD in Music (fully called PhD in Art: Music) targets artistic research in music performance and music creation. Both PhD programs are organized within the framework of the Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law. For more information about the program click general information about the PhD and information about the doctoral school. The PhD research is fully embedded within the research projects of IPEM.
The Department of Musicology accepts and encourages foreign students to enroll in its MA program. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, IPEM organized the International Summer School in Systematic Musicology (an intensive program with the support of the ERASMUS/SOCRATES program of the European commission).
FUNCTION OF IPEM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSICOLOGY
MA and PhD students become actively involved in the most advanced research projects at IPEM. Students learn to apply the new methologies within an environment that focuses on innovation.