Musicology Entrance Exam
1. Admission Requirements (attached to the application form)
1.1 Research proposal: Submission of a formal written research proposal for the dissertation that includes the background and significance of the study, the objective(s) and benefits of the study, the scope and limitations of the topic, the literature review, the research methodology, and the bibliography
1.2 CV or musical résumé detailing your academic and professional history
2. Major Entrance Exam
Examination content: Knowledge about research in musicology, common knowledge of Western music and Thai music history and theory, analysis of music pertaining to music of various contexts
3. Examination channels (online writing)
Platform for exam: Webex Meeting
4. Examination Instruction
1) Online writing. The students will receive the exam at the beginning of the exam time.
2) The applicant needs to prepare pencil, pen, 5-10 sheets of blank paper and write the answer in paper.
3) The applicant needs to be seen in the WebEx camera at all time during the exam.
4) Once the applicant completed the exam, the applicant needs to hold the answering papers in front of the camera for the examiner to screen capturing the answering paper.
English Proficiency Requirement
All incoming students must meet an English language requirement. Applicants can submit a copy of the score report from one of the following exams (or * from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya campus).
|MU GRAD PLUS|
(MU GRAD Test + Speaking)
(Except Doctoral Level)
Higher Graduate Diploma
W = Writing, S = Speaking
Thai Language Proficiency Requirement for International Student
(only for MA and PhD)
Both MA and PhD programs at the College of Music, Mahidol University are Thai programs. For non-native Thai speakers, you will need to submit a proof of Thai language proficiency as below:
|CU-TFL||N + (Novice Plus)|
|Or Thai Language Proficiency Test from an accredited institution||CEFR A2|
1. The CU-TFL is a standardized exam designed by the Sirindhorn Thai Language Institute to evaluate Thai language proficiency in speech, reading comprehension, listening, and writing. For more information regarding the CU-TFL, please contact Ms. Paveena Kanjanapayont at email@example.com or by phone at 02-218-9481.
2. Novice Plus or CEFR A2 levels are equal to the abilities of primary and junior high school students in the Thai education system.
3. For students with ID’s 65 onwards
Music Theory and History Placement Exam
Basic Music Proficiencies
All incoming graduate* students are required to demonstrate general music proficiencies in basic music
subjects, such as music theory and music history. For students that are unable to pass the exams, they must take
additional review courses during the first year of study.
1. Required Exams
|Western Instruments||1. Western Music Theory 2. Western Music History|
|Thai/Eastern Instruments||1. Western Music Theory 2. Thai Music Theory and History|
|Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)||1. Jazz Proficiency Exam|
2. General Exam Information
(1) All new graduate students must take the proficiency exams, regardless of the student’s program or major
prior to the Entrance Interview, with an exception of applicants in Music Business Major of the Master of Arts
(2) Students who do not pass the exam(s) must take the respective basic course(s), which will be assigned by the Admission committee.
(3) Students must take any assigned basic courses the first time they are offered and for zero credit hours.
3. Assigned Basic Courses after Music Proficiency Exams
The following table lists the basic courses that students must take if they cannot pass the Basic Music Proficiencies exams
|Type||Required Exams||Basic Courses from Basic Music Proficiencies|
|Western Instruments||1. Western Music Theory||MSTC 530||MSTC 632|
|2. Western Music History||MSCY521||MSCY 641|
|Thai/Eastern Instruments||1. Western Music Theory||MSTC 530||MSTC 632|
|2. Thai Music Theory and History||MSTH512|
|MSCY 522||MSCY 641|
|Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)||1. Jazz Proficiency Exam||MSJA 511||–|
MSTC 530 Western Music Theory Review
MSCY 521 Perspective of Western Music History
MSCY 522 Perspective of Thai Music History
MSTH 512 Thai Music Theory Review
MSJA 511 Perspective of Jazz History
MSJA 512 Jazz Theory Review
MSTC 632 Music Theory and Analysis in Graduate Level
MSCY 641 History of Music in Graduate Level
|Major||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||All Program|
|Musicology (Plan A)||220,000||203,200||67,000||490,200|