University College Dublin: Musicology

InstitutionUniversity College Dublin View institution profile
Department School of Music
Telephone 00353 1716 4043
Study type Taught


The programme fosters an historical, cultural, theoretical, and analytical understanding of a wide range of musical repertoires, including Western art music, popular and vernacular musics, and non-Western traditions. This programme provides a comprehensive grounding in the core disciplinary strengths of historical musicology, music analysis and ethnomusicology. It also encourages inter-disciplinary study, by enabling students to take modules in all of these areas, whilst also facilitating specialisation.

Master of Music - MMus

University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2019 QS World University Rankings, UCD was placed 185 in the world.

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 34,000 students with some 8,000+ international students drawn from 139 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 9,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

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