• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Musicology, Music
  • Specialisation code MUSY-HSPC

The Musicology 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 musicology and through the design and implementation of a research project that will result in a thesis of 20,000 words that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. pose a significant research question relating to musicology or ethnomusicology;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of theory and methodology as appropriate to the discipline, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through a 20,000 word thesis.
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Admission Requirements

1. A major or equivalent in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music curatorship

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


Cognate disciplines

Music, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music curatorship


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

36 units from completion of the following courses:

MUSI4401 The Scholar Musician 1 (6 units)

MUSI4404 Creative Practice as Research (6 units)

THES4105 Thesis (24 units)

12 units from completion of courses on the following list:

ANIP4001 Australian National Internships Program A Honours (6 units)

MUSI4402 The Scholar Musician 2 (6-12 units)

MUSI4412 Music Honours Ensemble (6 units)

SOCR4001 Statistics for Social Scientists (6 units)

SOCR4002 Survey Data Analysis (6 units)

SOCR4003 Qualitative Research Analysis (6 units)

SOCR4006 Online Research Methods (6 units)

SOCR4008 Qualitative Social Research (6 units)

SOCR4009 Quantitative Social Research (6 units)

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