Musicologists are interested in how music is made, how people listen to music and why music is heard in particular ways. Musicology is the perfect choice if you are interested in the history of music, how music is constructed, or the ways it is understood and used by people around the world.
Sydney Conservatorium of Music places you in a vibrant community of dedicated staff, researchers and talented students to support your education in Musicology.
Musicologists often pursue further research and become experts in a particular subject area or teach at a tertiary level.
However the skills gained within musicology – such as research, critical thinking, communication and public speaking – are transferable to a range of industries and occupations:
“I am researching conducting in the 21st century. I chose this area as I am hoping to become a conductor, so I’ve been able to marry my research with my training and experience.
"One of the highlights of my time at uni is speaking at the Musicological Society of Australia conference when it was held at the Con. It tied in with the Con’s 100th birthday Celebrations in 2015 and I felt very privileged to be there, especially as a new student.
"I hope to go on to PhD studies as I’d love to conduct or teach in a university one day.”
Master of Music (Musicology)