Musicology involves the scholarly study of music in its historical and cultural contexts. At the UBC School of Music, faculty and students in the Musicology division explore a wide range of repertory and performance practices ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Our M.A. and Ph.D. programmes offer students advanced training leading to professional careers in teaching and scholarly research.



Graduate students enjoy a programme that balances sound historical methods with critical interpretation, and forges interdisciplinary connections to music theory, ethnomusicology, and the humanities in general. The musicology faculty’s areas of expertise range from Medieval repertories through music of the 21st century, and represent a variety of scholarly approaches and critical methods. We take pride in fostering a collegial, supportive environment, and in promoting collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.

Click HERE for a list of recently offered seminars in musicology, and HERE for a list of recently completed theses by our M.A. and Ph.D. students.

Scholarship and fellowship support are available on a competitive basis. Graduates of our musicology programmes have gone on to successful careers in leading national and international institutions.

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Banner image: The Artist and his Family by Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609–1662) via Wikimedia Commons