Bachelor of Arts Musicology / Sound Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Musicology and Sound Studies, where every note tells a story and every sound resonates with meaning. At our program in the University of Bonn, we don’t just study music; we unravel its mysteries, decode its significance, and explore its profound impact on society and culture.

Our curriculum is designed to nurture a deep appreciation for music in all its forms, from classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions. Through rigorous analysis and critical reflection, students develop the ability to perceive musical phenomena with unparalleled clarity, placing them within the broader context of cultural, social, and historical frameworks. But our program goes beyond mere observation; it invites students to engage with music on a visceral level, using it as a lens to explore complex issues such as globalization, industrialization, and individual identity.


At the University of Bonn, our Bachelor of Arts in Musicology / Sound Studies program offers a unique blend of tradition and innovation, combining the rich heritage of musicology with cutting-edge approaches in sound studies. Our interdisciplinary curriculum is shaped by the latest trends and future possibilities in the field, ensuring that students are well-equipped to navigate the dynamic landscape of music scholarship and practice.

As part of our program, students have the opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of sound studies, exploring the historical, media-related, and cultural dimensions of sound in society. Whether analyzing the intricacies of a Beethoven symphony or dissecting the sonic landscapes of modern media, our students gain invaluable insights that shape their understanding of music in the digital age.

Admission Requirements

  • University entrance qualification (e.g., Abitur)
  • Proficiency in German language (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • Proficiency in English language (CEFR level B2)
  • Introduction to Musicology
  • Sound Studies: History and Theory
  • Music Analysis and Critique
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Music and Media
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Counterpoint Studies
  • Music and Society

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Future Career Outcomes

Step into a world of endless possibilities with a Bachelor of Arts in Musicology / Sound Studies. Our graduates are poised for success in a wide range of careers, from academia to the cultural and creative industries. Armed with a deep understanding of music and sound, they are well-equipped to thrive in an ever-evolving job market, where creativity, critical thinking, and cultural literacy are highly valued.

Visa Requirements:

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