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SORBONNE UNIVERSITÉ, PARIS Faculté des Arts - UFR de Musique et Musicologie







Street Address:

1 rue Victor-Cousin, Staircase G, 3rd floor, 75005 Paris Cedex 05, France


+33 1 4046 2605


Undergraduate programs


Licence Musique/Musicologie (= Bachelor of Arts). Three years. In musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music, music sociology, music administration, music technology, pedagogy. Music practice sessions are offered in collaboration with the Cîté de la Musique.


Graduate programs


Maîtrise de Musique. One or two years following the licence. Studies include performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, medieval music, composition, sociology, psychology and anthropology of music, music management. Doctorat de musique et musicologie. There are plans to set up a multidisciplinary doctoral program in Music and Science.


Diploma programs


Diplôme de’études supérieurs spécialisées. Studies in music administration and management. Diplôme d’études approfondies. In musicology.

Institution Notes:

The Sorbonne was founded in 1257. Between 1971 and 2017 it was called 'Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne' and since 2018, following a merger with several smaller institutions and with the Pierre and Marie Curie University, its current name is Sorbonne University. It operates on 12 campuses in the urban area. All students are required to pass a written and oral entrance test. The Research Institute in Musicology (IReMus) is very active in promoting musicological research in the areas of musical language, French music, and the link between music and text. It publishes its findings in various journals such as the Revue international de musique française, and Les Cahiers de l’Observatoire musical français. The library has a vast collection of musicological references. In 2015 a Collegium Musicae was formed, bringing together various Sorbonne communities that dealt with music from different approaches - acousticians, musicologists, computer scientists, ethnomusicologists, instrumentalists, instrument makers, music therapists and others. By assembling these researchers it made possible the comparison between scientific cultures, research styles and teaching methods using a transversal approach to learned, popular and traditional music, this being incorporated into the day to day study of music-related culture to broaden and enrich the academic experience. The Collegium Musicae has expanded to incorporate similar-minded researchers in a number of international universities.

Last Updated:

October 2021