Research Periods

The academic year for all Higher Degree by Research students comprises four research periods. New students at the Conservatorium normally commence enrolment in research period 2 or 3.

Session Name Start Census Date End
Research Period 1 2 January 31 January 28 February
Research Period 2 1 March 31 March 30 June
Research Period 3 1 July 31 August 30 September
Research Period 4 1 October 31 October 31 December

Enrolment

Semester 1 - units of study Dates
Last day to add a unit Friday 13 March
Last day for withdrawal Tuesday 31 March
Last day to discontinue without failure (DNF) Friday 24 April
Last day to discontinue (Discontinued - Fail) Friday 3 June
Semester 2 - units of study Dates
Last day to add a unit Friday 7 August
Last day for withdrawal Wednesday 31 August
Last day to discontinue without failure (DNF) Friday 11 September
Last day to discontinue
(Discontinue - Fail)
Friday 30 October
Last day to withdraw from a
non-standard unit of study
Census date of the unit, which cannot be earlier than 20 percent of the way through the period of time during which the unit is undertaken.

Research Units of Study

Following are typical Units of Study enrolment patterns for a Sydney Conservatorium of Music postgraduate research student:

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Semester

Units of Study

Semester 1

PERF5600 Graduate Research Methods

PERF5601 Creative Work Project 1

Graduate Elective

Semester 2

PERF5602 Creative Work Project 2

Graduate Elective

Master of Music (Music Education)

Semester

Units of Study

Semester 1

MUED5008 Music Education Research Methods 1

Graduate Elective

Semester 2

MUED5016 Music Education Research Methods 2

Graduate Elective

Master of Music (Composition)

Semester Units of Study
Semester 1

CMPN5001 Principal Study (Composition) 1

PERF5600 Graduate Research Methods

Graduate Elective

Semester 2

CMPN5002 Principal Study (Composition) 2

Graduate Elective

Semester 3

CMPN6003 Principal Study (Composition) 3

Semester 4

CMPN6004 Principal Study (Composition) 4

Master of Music (Performance)

Semester

Units of Study

Semester 1

PERF5001 Principal Study (MMus) 1

PERF5600 Graduate Research Methods

Graduate Elective

Semester 2

PERF5002 Principal Study (MMus) 2

Graduate Elective

Semester 3

MCGY6602 Performance Thesis OR

PERF6000 Principal Study (MMus) 3

Semester 4

PERF6000 Principal Study (MMus) 3 or

MCGY6602 Performance Thesis

Master of Music (Musicology)

Semester

Units of Study

Semester 1

MCGY5600 Critical Discourses in Music

MCGY5601 Music through Ethnography

Graduate Elective

Semester 2

Graduate Elective

Semester 3

PERF5031 Methods of Music Analysis

MCGY Music as a Social Science

Graduate Elective