Global music, bachelor and master

Immerse yourself in a culturally and musically diverse environment to develop into a multi-skilled, flexible, visionary musician and pedagogue with world-class teachers.

Oscar Beerten Sapio playing violin on Glo­bal Spring: The Boat Floats with Goats concert
Maarit Kytöharju

Why study here?

Get inspired by the culturally and musically diverse environment we offer and let our excellent teachers help you develop into a multi-skilled and visionary musician or pedagogue.

About the studies

Your studies include both one-to-one instruction as well as group tuition. You will form an intercultural ensemble with your fellow students and expand your unique artistic portfolio. You will develop new work, intercultural collaborations, performances and your own projects.  

With us, you will learn about themes that are central to a professional global musician, including the following: artistic identity, intercultural collaboration, multidisciplinary approaches, global musicianship, music creation, improvisation, rhythmics, global pedagogy, entrepreneurship, global choir, experimental instrument making, practice-based research and community engagement.

You can tailor your schedule and choose optional courses from any department suited to your own personal interests. You may also choose courses organised by the other two Uniarts Helsinki academies and complete joint studies, which are available to all students.


The teachers on the programme are experts employed by the Sibelius Academy as well as visiting teacher and artists.

Doctoral studies

It is possible to complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at the University as a third-cycle degree. After You can complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at Uniarts Helsinki as a third-cycle degree. After graduating with a master’s degree, you can apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented, artistic or applied doctoral studies.

Video: Ville Tanttu
Head of Department Nathan Riki Thomson’s music video CYCLES from the SibaRecords album Resonance

Student experiences

Admissions guide

Target degree and length of study

Master of Music (MMus)
5,5 years

Application period

Next possible time to apply is in January 2024. Studies begin in August 2024.

Application languages

English Read more about the language skill requirements

Tuition fee

Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students studying in English and come from outside the EU and EEA countries.
Read more about tuition fees.

Supervising teacher

  • Nathan Thomson

    Professor, Global music, Sibelius Academy


Sibelius Academy

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