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Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln, Germany
+49 221 470 5153
Bachelor of Arts. Three years. Studies in performance, theory, contemporary and historical musical cultures and ethnicities, aesthetics, music psychology. Bachelor of Education. In music education, intermedia studies.
Master of Arts: • in historical and systematic musicology, ethnomusicology, contemporary music, sound studies. • in music education. Gives the qualification for teaching music in schools. Doctor of Philosophy.
The University of Cologne was founded in 1388 and as such is the oldest university in Germany as it exists today. It gained its current name and status in 1919 and the Institute of Musicology was established in 1921. It houses a collection of traditional instruments mainly from east Asia and Africa. There is an Institute of Folkloric Music (founded in 1964) that carries out research into German folk music and dance, forms, sources, functions and traditions as well as types of current music of the people. It holds a large collection of books, song books, hymn books, recordings and magazines. There is a well-equipped sound studio. The University cooperates closely with the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne.