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Qualification: Master's degree in music education (no legal status)

Master's degree in music education (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate an advanced capacity for synthetic, analytical and creative thinking, problem-solving and the flexible application of knowledge in practice,
  • be autonomous, (self-)critical and reflective, carry out (self-)evaluation and strive for quality,
  • demonstrate general knowledge, communicate with experts from other professional and academic fields,
  • demonstrate initiative/ambition and awareness of the value of ongoing personal development and professional training,
  • organise and lead,
  • demonstrate sensitivity towards (or awareness of) the natural and social environment, national culture, heritage, identity, multiculturalism and non-discrimination,
  • demonstrate information literacy, use ICT in education,
  • manage time, undertake own planning and check own implementation of plans,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of social systems, particularly of processes in education,
  • cooperate/work as part of a team, 
  • communicate in a foreign language,
  • demonstrate openness and sensitivity to people and social situations,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the development processes, differences and needs of the individual,
  • demonstrate knowledge of concepts in education and their philosophical and historical foundations,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the institutional frameworks of work (requirements, legislation, documentation, legal aspects of education), 
  • demonstrate understanding of individual values and value systems and deal with questions of professional ethics,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate thorough knowledge, understanding and application of contemporary music teaching philosophy and established music teaching concepts in general and music education, 
  • understand in depth and apply general curriculum theories and general didactic, pedagogical/andragogical and psychological knowledge, abilities and skills in formal and non-formal forms of music education,
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge, understanding and application of curricula for the field of elementary and secondary music education and for the field of pre-school music education, science of music and solfege in music schools,
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge, understanding and application of the curriculum for school choirs,
  • integrate contents in an interdisciplinary manner,
  • develop action research in the field of the use of teaching materials and the musical repertoire,
  • provide pedagogical leadership for a class,
  • organise active and independent learning,
  • independently evaluate the achievements of students in the field of music,
  • independently evaluate the performances of school choirs,
  • adapt music activities and educational approaches to individual, social and cultural diversity, 
  • shape the professional self-image of a future teacher as a dynamic and creative advocate of music,
  • foster awareness of aesthetic sensitivity for a high-quality acoustic environment,
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge, understanding and application of musical expertise, abilities and skills in the field of directing school choirs,
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge of the repertoire for school choirs,
  • demonstrate artistic expression in the choral field,
  • foster awareness of the phenomenon of music and its various manifestations,
  • demonstrate thorough understanding of music in its artistic, scientific and technical dimensions,
  • foster awareness of musical language to the dynamic and creative use of music theory, history and fields of musical reproduction, 
  • demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of music theory and formal principles,
  • develop listening and music-reading skills and musical memory,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of world and Slovene music history,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and evaluate musical works from world and Slovene musical literature,
  • develop broad possibilities for the functional application of music-making subjects in music activities in formal education and other forms of music-making,
  • play music individually and in a group, 
  • develop musical independence,
  • foster awareness of the values of Slovene and world musical culture; demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of various methods of evaluation of musical achievements.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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University of Ljubljana, Academy of Music

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  • A completed first-cycle study programme in Music Education at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana or an identical or similar first-cycle study programme at another higher education institution; all candidates must also pass an entrance examination; or
  • any completed Bologna first-cycle study programme, a successfully passed entrance examination and completion of any course units from the first-cycle study programme in Music Education not already completed.

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To complete their studies, students must complete all course units contained in the study programme (120 ECTS credits by the curriculum).

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle study programme in Music Education at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana or an identical or similar first-cycle study programme at another higher education institution; all candidates must also pass an entrance examination; or
  • any completed Bologna first-cycle study programme, a successfully passed entrance examination and completion of any course units from the first-cycle study programme in Music Education not already completed.
Ways to acquire: 

To complete their studies, students must complete all course units contained in the study programme (120 ECTS credits by the curriculum).