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Master of  Music

Program code: 5368
CRICOS code: 073762J

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Master of Music

The UQ Master of Music is an innovative and flexible program of study designed for music professionals working in school-based music education, independent studio music education, and community music education. It is an ideal program for music professionals seeking to renew their creative and intellectual focus and gain the UQ Music Advantage. Incorporating contemporary theory and practice, intensive summer semesters and overseas independent study opportunities, the UQ Master of Music provides students with a variety of pathways to graduation and professional leadership opportunities.

Graduates gain the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the music profession in a range of educational and community settings. The Master of Music also provides research intensive pathways for those wanting to pursue research higher degree studies.

Summary

  • Program code
    5368
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    073762J

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline or equivalent; or

GCMus* or GDipMus*.

Same discipline in music may include studies in performance, composition, musicology, or music education. For the field of music education, a degree qualifying a person to become a classroom music teacher satisfies the requirement.

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

*Please note if the GCMus or GDipMus is used as the basis of entry into the program as you do not have an existing approved degree in the same discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Music are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Music are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Music. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Music at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $33,424
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Music for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Music can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Music is 5368. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

For information about the audition process for performance courses (including closing dates and the application form) please visit the School of Music website

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Music is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
  • To commence study in Summer - September 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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