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Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

The 2022-2023 programme is subject to change. It is provided for information purposes only.

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  • Programme title
    Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Degree type
  • Tier
    1th cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/History, history of art, and archaeology
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    3 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - History, history of art, and archaeology
  • Jury President
    Kenneth BERTRAMS
  • Jury Secretary
    Marie-Alexis COLIN


General information

Degree type


Theoretical programme duration

3 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - History, history of art, and archaeology

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

Succeed in your studies

ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.


At the end of their bachelor, the student must be able :

  • to master the main currents in philosophy, literature, history and music history;

  • know important artistic tendancies and links between the arts;

  • know the principal genres, genres, forms, musical languages, instruments and their evolution;

  • and master the tools and processes of scientific research.

courses, seminars, tutorials

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The programm concentrates mainly on the history of Western music from Middles Ages to the present, and is completed by an introduction to ethnomusicology. The programme includes the study of important composers and genres, the study of the evolution of musical styles and languages, as well as the links between music and other arts.

Musicological courses form an important part of the student’s formation from the first year of classes at the university. Students also follow several courses shared with all the students registered in Art history and Archaeology. Musicology courses include music history, ethnomusicology, seminars in musicology, jazz history, the history of music instruments, research methodology, theory, and analysis. In the second year of study, musical training is reinforced in classes given at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

What's next ?


After a Bachelor, the students may prepare a Master in History of Art, a degree which will allow them a broad range of job opportunities from teaching to careers in the media (television, radio, and print), theatres, concerts societies, opera houses, libraries, institutions promoting cultural.