The study of Music in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a distinguished record of music scholarship, composition and teaching, and has produced many of Australia's leading music professionals. Its aim is to enrich Australia through a unique multi-cultural music education, broadly based in studies of society, culture and performance. A wide range of units of study are offered which are designed for both intending professional musicians, students with broad interests in the study of music in culture, and students who will pursue other careers.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in Music consists of a 15,000 - 20,000 word thesis (40%); Dissertation Seminar (20%); Performance, Composition or Musicology Special (20%); and a further 12 credit points in Arts or Music (20%).

Related subject areas

Anthropology, Performance Studies

Our courses that offer this honours subject area