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

4 semesters
Standard duration of study
winter and summer semester
Start of study
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree
120 CP
Credit Points
German
Language
Accredited by ACQUIN
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Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

31.01.202301.06.2023

MA Educational Science in Music: Application deadline for the winter semester 2023/24

31.01.2023 23:00 01.06.202310:00
subject to change

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 are accepted from October 1 through December 1 for the following summer semester and from February 1 through 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.

Application

Application

Online application

What do I need for the 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.

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 test 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 study program and another expert as assessor. The exact date will be communicated to the invitees by mail after the application deadline for the summer semester by the end of December and for the winter semester by the end of June. The interviews take place at the end of January or in mid-July.

Lesefassung: Eignungsprüfungsordnung der HfMDK Frankfurt

[Nicht-amtliche Lesefassung. Stand: 23.12.2021] Gültig für die Eignungsprüfungen zum SoSe 2023. // Valid for the aptitude tests for the 2023 summer semester.

Eignungsprüfungsordnung der HfMDK Frankfurt (2022)

[120/2023, 12.12.2022] Gültig ab den Eignungsprüfungen zum WiSe 2023/24. // Valid as of the aptitude tests for the winter semester 2023/24.

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: Allgemeine Bestimmungen für Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge der HfMDK Frankfurt

Stand: 27.05.2019

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang Musikpädagogik (2022)

[114/2022, 01.06.2022]

Questions & Contact

Questions & Contact

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