Educational Science in Music (Master)

Course content

Course content

The Master's programme Educational Science in Music aims to build expertise for professional music education in various educational and social fields outside of schools and to promote the next generation of scholars in the field. It trains students to conduct subject-related and transdisciplinary research.

In addition to musicology and pedagogy, psychology (for musical learning and development), sociology and ethnology (for the social significance of music and multiculturalism) are central reference disciplines.

Many courses and projects of the Master of Educational Science in Music take place together with other courses of study at the HfMDK (among others with the teacher training courses in music, instrumental pedagogy, dance, theater and orchestra management, church music).

Musikpädagogik Master: Studienplan und Modulbereiche

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures
4 semesters
Standard duration of study
for the winter semester
Start of study
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree
120 CP
Credit Points
German
Language
Accredited by ACQUIN
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Study and examination regulations

Study and examination regulations

The Study and Examination Regulations (SPO) set out the framework conditions and regulations for your studies. They apply together with the General Regulations (for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes) or the SPoL (for teacher training degree programmes). All versions of the SPO for your degree programme (including earlier versions for students of previous academic years) can be found at Examinations.

Lesefassung: Eignungsprüfungsordnung der HfMDK Frankfurt

Nicht-amtliche Lesefassung. Stand: 23.12.2021

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang Musikpädagogik (2017)

[67/2017, 12.05.2017]

Requirements

Requirements

Admission to the master's degree programme takes place in a two-stage procedure. The following students are addressed: Students with a first professional degree in the social sciences or humanities or in an artistic field of study, a state examination for a teaching profession (preferably in music) or a first professional degree in another field of study who wish to engage in music practice and train in music education as a scientific discipline.

Written applications will be accepted beginning February 1 and ending June 1 for the following winter semester.

The first degree certificate does not have to be available by the application deadline, but proof that at least 150 credit points have already been earned and that the degree will be available at the beginning of the winter semester.

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

31.01.202201.06.2022

Application deadline Master Educational Science in Music for the winter semester 2022/23

31.01.2022 23:00 01.06.2022 10:00
07.07.2022

Aptitude test Master Educational Science in Music for the winter semester 2022/23

07.07.2022 22:00
08.07.2022

Aptitude test Master Educational Science in Music for the winter semester 2022/23

08.07.2022 22:00
11.07.2022

Aptitude test Master Educational Science in Music for the winter semester 2022/23

11.07.2022 22:00
subject to change

Application deadlines in general

for the winter semester: 1.2. to 1.6. of the current year

Aptitude test

Aptitude test

Application documents

In addition to the documents mentioned in the document with the notes on the application procedure, the following documents must also be submitted for applications to the Master's program in Music Education:

  • Essay of 3-5 pages on one's musical biography, showing subject interest, music practice education and experiences, experiences in pedagogical reference, and skills of reflection and self-distancing.
  • Portfolio with evidence of the type and duration of musical education (instrumental, vocal, dance lessons), music pedagogical practice (choir membership, band and ensemble playing/leading, songwriting, etc.), pedagogical qualifications, project work, and more.

Suitability assessment

The aptitude assessment takes place in an interview based on the essay about the applicant's musical biography. It takes place between the applicant, the head of the program and another expert as assessor. The exact date will be communicated to the invitees by email after the application deadline until the end of June, the interview will take place in mid-July.

Online application

Online application

Online application

What do I need for the online application?

Proof of German language skills

Here you will find a list of required German language skills for all degree programs. Please check which of these requirements apply to your degree program.

Questions & Contact

Questions & Contact

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Prof. Dr. Maria Spychiger

ProfessorEmpirische Musikpädagogik

Prof. Dr. Maria Spychiger

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