From having analysis and history writing of western art music as the central focus of research, musicology today covers, practically speaking, all music in all cultures. The research that is carried out in Lund is mainly focusing on contemporary music, aesthetics and history; postcolonial and global music history writing; music and sound production; sound art, electronic music and contemporary art music; jazz, popular music and progressive rock; and finally, music and sound in trans-aesthetic and -disciplinary assemblies. Analysis of the above-mentioned empirical fields is mainly carried out from aesthetic, ethnological, cultural and sociological perspectives, and within the field of sound studies. Other parts of the research related to the subject are conducted within the framework of the Sound Environment Centre. Artistic research conducted at the Malmö Academy of Music, Malmö Faculty of fine and performing arts is also of relevance and connected to the subject.
The division has a PhD program in Musicology