Masters in Musical Arts

Education objectives

1) To further develop knowledge acquired in the 1st cycle so as to develop original applications in the area of Music and Musicology;
2) Ability to apply knowledge to the original and innovative resolution of problems related to the area of study;
3) Competencies for the utilisation and coherent management of various types of knowledge in the approach to questions of a wide scope as well as the ability to evaluate these from a technical, cultural and ethical point of view;
4) Oral competencies, written competencies and competencies of artistic expression in accordance with the rules of the subject, for use not only within the context of the academic community but also within the context of communication with the general public;
5) Competencies for the continued learning and application of new theoretical and methodological tools;
6) To gain further knowledge in selected domains of Musical Arts and Musicology end new technologies;
7) Ability to relate knowledge and research competencies from Musicology to the practical competencies of musical conception and execution;
8) Ability for interdisciplinary reflection on musical expression;
9) Ability to spread scientific training in the field of music to creative and interpretive practices, as related to new technologies.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to study programmes leading to a doctoral degree.

This course is recognized for career progression purposes of recruitment for teachers of group 250 and 610, as provided in the Statute of Teaching Career


João Soeiro de Carvalho; Isabel Pires

Opening date

September 2019




More information provided in the Call for Applications, available on


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Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 3 semesters.
Total credits: 93 credits (60 in course units of the study programme + 33 in the non-taught component).
Types of non-taught component: Dissertation, Project Work, Practical Work Experience with Report.
The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Conditions of admittance

Please consult the application call available at

Evaluation rules

A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the post-graduate diploma. The final grade of the post-graduate diploma is the average, by credit, of the grades obtained in the course units in which the student obtained the 60 credits from the taught part of the Masters course. A final grade, expressed as a number between 10 and 20 on a scale of 0 to 20 as well as its equivalent on the ECTS grading scale, is awarded for the Masters degree. The final grade of the Masters degree will be the average of the final grade of the taught part of the course, weighted to 40%, and the grade awarded to the dissertation, project work or practical work experience report, weighted to 60%.