Career opportunities

The master's degree in Music, Communication and Technology will give you theoretical knowledge, technological skills, a critical sense, creative abilities that are that will make you equipped to take on many different roles in your professional life succeeding your studies.

Former students at work

  • Portrait photo, young man, blonde hair, short hair, smile, white sweater, black trousers, sitting in a black comfortable chair, indoors, windows showing trees in the background Platform Engineer

    My education prepared me well for an environment where learning new platforms and integrating prior knowledge would be essential, says Jackson.

  • Portrait photo, man, dark hair, short hair, short beard, black shirt, holding a blue mug, indoors, white background Department Engineer and Lecturer

    “Whether you are occupied with literary science or archaeology, if you learn to code, you will have the world at your feet”, says Aleksander.

Some examples of relevant jobs:

Music sector

  • Design
  • Interactive concert experiences
  • Research & development
  • Production
  • Performance

Technology industry

  • (Sonic) interaction design
  • Digital musical instruments
  • Music information retrieval and data mining
  • Gaming
  • Sonification and auditory display design
  • Teleconferencing and network communication

Media sector

  • Audiovisual production
  • Multimedia evaluation

Health sector

  • Interactive music therapy
  • Sound/music in sports/exercise
  • Interactive sound and music for well-being
  • Interactive sound and music for rehabilitation


  • Sound and interaction design for museums/exhibitions
  • Education
  • Research & development
  • Entrepreneurship

Most relevant industries

Master’s graduates from the Faculty of Humanities work in these industries:

The graph: Education and school system 23 %; The arts 19 %; Media, publishing and communication 13 %; Public administration 10 %; Research and development 6 %; Special interest groups and NGOs 6 %; Business 5 %; Other industries 14 %. Source: UiO Candidate Survey 2018.

The term The arts* covers the following industries: Archive, library and museum sector and Arts, culture and creative industries.

The term Business* covers the following industries: IT, ICT, internet and telecom, Banking, finance and insurance, Consulting and business services and Oil, energy, power and gas.

Start developing your career

You can choose write your master's thesis in cooperation with an external partner. Through this you can get valuable contacts and network that can be useful when you apply for a job after graduation. You can also prepare for working life along the way by participating in career fairs, job search and interview workshops, and career counseling offered to students. 

Further studies

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