Music Pedagogy – Music S II

This arts- and education-based training programme for prospective music teachers prepares you to teach at secondary school level and to work in music education.

This degree programme:

  • is aimed at students who have a bachelor’s degree in music and advanced artistic abilities;
  • expands your teaching skills with practical and theory-based courses;
  • offers one-to-one teaching in a core subject (instrument or voice) and individual support;
  • trains you in singing, conducting and choral direction;
  • lets you specialise in music education and offers you the opportunity to work on your own projects;
  • enables you to expand your own artistic profile and benefit from a wide range of opportunities;
  • includes optional modules and the choice of a minor subject, allowing you to tailor the programme to your interests and strengths;
  • allows you, after four semesters, to earn an upper secondary-school teaching qualification (two semesters) at the teacher training university PH Bern.


  • Title/Degree Master of Arts (MA)
  • Specialisations Classical or Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Mode of study Full-time (4 semesters HKB plus 2 semesters PHB)
  • Start date Mon, 16.9.2024
  • Application deadline Fri, 15.3.2024
  • ECTS credits 120 ECTS credits
  • Teaching language German, French
  • Location Bern
  • School Bern Academy of the Arts

For detailed information, go to the German page or the French page.