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Mas­ter of Edu­ca­tion in Music

Student står smilende i et flygelrom og holder rundt en fiolin.

This programme provides an introduction to research in music education and an in-depth academic approach to music education practices and problems.

You will encounter a strong, active academic community featuring music education researchers and other specialists who are involved in a number of exciting national and international projects. And through your work on your Master’s Project, you will have the opportunity, time and guidance that will enable you to explore in-depth the music education issues that fascinate you.

This programme appeals to students who have a strong interest in the subject of music and who want to reflect, challenge and think outside the box when approaching music education in every part of the educational pathway. The programme is suitable for music teachers from a variety of practices and from formal and informal teaching areas, and for students who are completing their bachelor’s degrees and want to gain a deeper understanding of their field of study.

This is a part-time programme with a duration of three and four years.

A high level of expertise

In addition to the relevant professional qualifications you will acquire during your master’s studies, you will also experience how music education research is carried out – which can spark your curiosity and motivate you to pursue a further career in research.

The master’s programme in music education will provide you with a broad basis for understanding and assessing music education and teaching. Your studies will give you a high level of expertise, enabling you to contribute to the development of music educational practices. Through your studies, you will gain experience in research and development work, and you will expand your professional and social network.

When you have completed your studies

This programme provides a foundation for many different professions within music education and music didactics in higher education, primary and secondary schools, and schools of the arts. You will also be able to work as a consultant in music and culture administration. In addition, the programme will prepare you to continue studying to earn a PhD in music education.

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