• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code MEM2-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Music Curatorship II Specialisation

Are you as passionate about research as you are about music?

The musicology, ethnomusicology, and music curatorship II specialisation of the Master of Music will develop your repertoire of research methodologies, and give you the opportunity to apply them to a research project.

Interdisciplinary coursework options allow you to focus on your particular areas of interest, such as languages, anthropology, Asian studies, Australian studies, museum studies, archiving, and Indigenous studies.

You can also take advantage of the University’s unique cultural and institutional connections by participating in a supervised professional placement.

Career opportunities
The Master of Music with a specialisation in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Curatorship II will advance your career in research, academia, teaching, performing arts policy, musicology and curatorship, and in a range of roles in the traditional and emerging creative industries.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. pose complex research questions relating to musicology, ethnomusicology or music curatorship;
  2. investigate these questions creatively, critically, ethically, and independently in extended written form,
  3. place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition;
  4. communicate their responses to these questions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
DART8067 New Media, Innovation and Research I 6
SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists 6
SOCR8002 Survey Data Analysis 6
SOCR8003 Qualitative Research Analysis 6
  DEMO 8061: Social Research Design
DEMO8082 Social Research Practice 6
SOCR8006 Online Research Methods 6
HIST6007 Making History 6
HIST6110 Approaches to History 6
  HIST 8003: Digital History and Biography
HIST8010 Biographical Practices 6
HIST8011 Writing Biography 6
  HIST 8012: Oral History
HIST8101 The Craft of History: Approaches, Themes and Methods 6
HIST8104 Effective and Ethical Research Design 6
HUMN8001 Interdisciplinary Humanities Research: Methods, Theories and Skills 6
HUMN8009 Biography and Society 6
LING6509 Research Design in (Applied) Linguistics 6
MUSC8003 Museum, Collection, and Heritage Management 6
MUSC8006 Indigenous Collections and Exhibitions 6
MUSC8008 Museums, Art and Society in the Asia-Pacific 6
SOCY8101 Social Research Theory and Design 6
SOCY8102 Advanced Social Research Methods 6
VISC8003 Masterclasses in Ethnographic Film 6
VISC8009 Thinking with a Video Camera (Intensive) 6
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