Student profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The master's degree is designed for holders of pre-EHEA or bachelor's degrees with knowledge of music and an interest in studying the presence and value of music in different cultural sectors, who wish to gain greater knowledge of the value of interdisciplinarity in music, and to pursue a career in the music sector.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

Candidates should have studied humanities, and will therefore be familiar with the procedures and resources used in these disciplines. They should: know how to consult and use information from bibliographic sources; have developed their own criteria for analysing the information they obtain, and holds their own opinions about particular events and circumstances. They must be open to understanding artistic processes related to music along with other arts. In addition, they should be familiar with techniques for writing scientific texts so that they engage in the theoretical work that the master’s degree requires. Candidates should have musical knowledge, gained through studying the theory of and playing an instrument, in order to work more proficiently with the course content.

Preference will therefore be given to holders of pre-EHEA or bachelor's degrees in branches of the human sciences, preferably the History and Science of Music, History of Art, Journalism, Sociology, Audiovisual Communication or Music Teaching and Education; holders of qualifications in any music specialization from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya or from other Spanish schools of music; and holders of degrees in other university disciplines, which will be assessed on an individual basis.