Contact Information

Musicology is a part of the
Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies

P.O. BOX 35 (Vironkatu 1)
00014 University of Helsinki
tel. +358 9 191 24677


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At the University of Helsinki, Musicology, students may focus on one of the following specialisation areas during intermediate and advances studies: general musicology, ethnomusicology and computer-aided musicology. Basic studies are the same for all.

General musicology focuses mainly on Western art music as a historical, aesthetic and philosophical phenomenon. Ethnomusicology examines music as a representation of culture. Typical ethnomusicological research topics include popular and folk music and musical cultures outside Europe. Today, a cultural approach is also applied in researching audiovisual media and Western art music. Ethnomusicology gives students competencies to critically analyse the diversity of musical cultures. Computer-aided music research focuses on the use of computers and other technology in the study of music. Research topics include computer-aided music analysis, studio technology, music application programming, and electronic and computer music.

Introduction Page

Personnel (in Finnish)

List of Master and Doctoral Theses (In Finnish)

Research Topics of Doctoral Students (In Finnish)

Research Projects (In Finnish)

Music Research Laboratory

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