Bachelor of Music (Honours)


Bachelor of Music (Honours)

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21st Feb 2017 6:34pm

Program Code


AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face


Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

ATAR (2016)

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Music (3 year degree) involving aural skills, musicianship, knowledge of notation and stylistic aspects of music relevant to their area of reserach; as well as practical experience in the student's field of specialisation.

Recommended Studies

Knowledge of languages relevant to the student's specialisation; knowledge of music programs including Finale, ProTools (depending on student's area and needs).

Term Type


Contributing Schools

Relevant University rules and policies



Students who perform well, with a GPA of 5.0 or greater, during the Bachelor of Music degree may undertake a further year of full time (or equivalent part time) study to obtain an Honours degree.  As a research degree student you will be able to study almost any aspect of music using a research framework subject to the approval of the Program Convenor.  The project can be structured as a dissertation or as a creative work and exegesis.

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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is available to students with a completed Bachelor of Music with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above and who have had their project proposal approved by the Program Convenor.

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.

Domestic Students- please complete both the Faculty of Education and Arts End-on Honours application form and the Direct Admission Application form, which are available at: and Academic Services/Student Administration/Forms/ApplicationHonoursSupplementFEDUA.pdf

International Students please visit

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Auditions - Students who have a performance component in their research and have completed their undergraduate studies at another institution may be required to pass an audition.
  • Portfolio - Students who have a composition or technical production component will be required to submit a portfolio. Please contact your Program Convenor for more information.

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Music (3 year degree) involving aural skills, musicianship, knowledge of notation and stylistic aspects of music relevant to their area of reserach; as well as practical experience in the student's field of specialisation.

Credit Transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.

Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

This program requires the successful completion of 80 units made up of two 20 unit courses and one 40 unit course.

Program Structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available at the top of this page.

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

MUSI4401Research Project Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
20 units
MUSI4402Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
20 units
MUSI4604Honours Research Project
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
40 units

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery of research methodology in music
  • Mastery of advanced project planning skills
  • Mastery of advanced written, oral and/or performance communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of music as a specialist area

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit for more information.

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