General Information

MA in Kodály Music Pedagogy

This comprehensive study programme gives authentic background and all encompassing scientific knowledge about the world-famous educational philosophy of Zoltán Kodály.

Those graduating experts of the Master course in Kodály Music Pedagogy are capable of:

- adopting, preserving, developing and transmitting/teaching the Kodály method,
- taking part in writing and editing educational materials that affect public music education,
- taking part in analysis and research opportunities dealing with the development of the whole spectrum of music education, based on their musical and  historical knowledge, and their knowledge of pedagogy philosophy and methodology,
- using their international music pedagogic knowledge to benefit Hungarian music education,
- taking part in the quality development of music education through their acquired knowledge, imagination and taste,
- sharing their musical and music pedagogical knowledge with others,
- training qualified new professionals and amateurs through their direct instruction as well as their own example (and pedagogical efforts in the case of a teacher degree),
- actively taking part in the shaping of the general musical knowledge and  the musical life within the community,
- playing useful active and initiative roles in the institutions of Hungarian and international musical life,
- the continuous broadening of the (vocal and instrumental) musical repertoire relevant to the practical aspect of Kodály music pedagogy

Eligibility for admission:
  • BA, BEd, BMus or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English
  • Successful completion of entrance examinations
The language of instruction and examinations (both oral and written) is ENGLISH. Students whose first language is not English must submit a copy of a TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a score of 72-83 (Internet-Based), or 200-220 (Computer-Based), or 533-560 (Paper-Based) or an equivalent of this exam.
Length of the training: four semesters
Entrance examinations are held at the beginning of June.
Application deadline 15 February each year.
However, applicants are kindly asked to send the applications at their earliest convenience so that necessary arrangements can be made and applicants can be informed of acceptance in time.
The application form can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format here or in PDF here.
(It is not an online form, so please download and save it to your computer before you start filling it out.)
Do not forget to attach the following documents to your application:
  • detailed curriculum vitae
  • photocopy of highest school certificate(s)/degree
  • copy of academic transcripts
  • two photos of passport size
  • copy of TOEFL exam certificate or its equivalent
Applications must be sent to the following address:
Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Kecskemét, P.O.Box 188, H-6001
Notification of acceptance will be sent out no later than 1 August.
The Institute reserves the right to change or amend any of its programmes, requirements for degrees, tuition, fees, etc. from year to year.