Postgraduate study in Music

What can you study in Music?

At postgraduate level, you will develop your academic writing and research abilities exploring musical topics that interest you. You will also be exposed to other advanced areas of music, such as:

  • Performance
  • Advanced music analysis
  • Contemporary music
  • Music and cultural identity
  • Orchestration and instrumentation
  • Pedagogy

Postgraduate study in your Music degree

Postgraduate study in your Arts degree

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music

A BA with a major in Music. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Master of Arts in Music

120-point (one-year) MA
A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Music with an average grade of B or higher. There are higher requirements for some research options.

240-point (two-year) MA
A BA with a major in Music. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Structuring your specialisation in Music

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Music

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 BA(Hons) schedule for Music

Master of Arts in Music

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 MA schedule for Music