• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Specialisation code MUSI-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Music Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of music, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to music;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to music, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

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Admission Requirements

1. a major or equivalent in Music

2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis 


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

MUSI4401 The Scholar Musician 1

MUSI4402 The Scholar Musician 2

THES4105 Thesis


12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

MUSI4404 Articulating Music Practice

MUSI4405 Special Topic in Research Methodology for Music 1

MUSI4406 Special Topic in Research Methodology for Music 2

MUSI4407 Honours Music Professional Practice Project 1

MUSI4409 Honours Music Research Project 1

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