Learning outcomes


The candidate

  • has advanced knowledge of music of the Nordic regions from National Romanticism to folk music and contemporary music, and of cultural, social, and political topics related to this music, as well as specialist insight on a specific theme related to Nordic music.
  • has thorough knowledge of theories and methodologies within musicology and Nordic music (e.g. cultural studies, music sociology, music aesthetics, music history, music analysis, gender studies, performativity and music psychology).
  • can apply his/her knowledge in new areas within musicology, and analyse principal musicological issues as related to Nordic music and the aesthetic, historical, contextual or perceptual/cognitive aspects of music.


The candidate can

  • address and analyse musicological research, research traditions, and methodical and theoretical issues and their implications in the study of music of the Nordic regions.
  • navigate and employ data from a range of databases and library catalogues, and to structure and formulate discourses drawing on a range of musicological source materials.  
  • conceive hypotheses and theories based on given topics, and locate and employ relevant literature in the planning and realisation of written work within a specified field of study.
  • analyse and critically engage with scholarly texts and aesthetic, historical, contextual and/or perceptual/cognitive approaches in the study of music.   
  • work independently with a topic or issue related to Nordic music and address complex musicological issues in correspondence with ethical norms related to verifiability and integrity in research.

General Competence

The candidate can

  • reflect on ethical issues related to their own musicological research and the research of others.
  • apply his/her knowledge and skills in Nordic music in new areas, in order to carry out advanced musicological assignments and projects.
  • communicate advanced, independent and original ideas cogently, using musicological terminology.
  • address and discuss musicological issues with specialists and in the public arena both orally and written.
  • contribute new perspectives and/or innovation in the field of musicology and Nordic music.



Published Apr. 24, 2017 12:38 PM - Last modified June 21, 2017 3:09 PM