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The Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science (BMusBSc) five-year Dual degree program enables you to complete a major sequence from those available in Science while studying for a specialist music program that offers intensive pre-professional training in one of four streams: Music Creative Practice, Musicology, Sonic Arts and Music Pedagogy. All streams are supported by a variety of large and small, western and non-western music ensembles as well as extensive opportunities for developing musicianship skills.

In addition, you will complete 96 UOC from the BSc degree, including an approved Major (54 to 84 UOC) and other Science courses to a total of 96 UOC.



Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Music - BMus

Bachelor of Science - BSc

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

Click on the link below to find out more about each individual program.

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

Bachelor of Music (144 UOC)
1. Musicology Core (42 UOC)
2. Musicianship Core (24 UOC)
3. Performance Laboratory Core (48 UOC for MCP stream and 36 UOC for non-MCP streams)
4. Stream Gateway Course (6 UOC - 1 course)
5. Stream Courses (12 UOC - 2 courses)
6. Prescribed Music Electives (12 UOC for MCP stream and 24 UOC for non-MCP stream)

Bachelor of Science (96 UOC)
1. An approved Bachelor of Science major; and
2. Science elective courses

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3970 - Science

Majors description.

Students must complete at least one Science major selected from the list below. Students should declare their major prior to commencing Stage 2 courses.

1. Students in 4076 Science/Education can only choose from the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geography, Mathematics for Education, Pathology, Physics, Physiology. All other majors in 3970 are not permitted.
2.Students are not permitted to take the Bioinformatics major BINFB1 when taking the degree in dual award mode with the Bachelor of Engineering (Bioinformatics) program.

Academic Writing & Language Enhancement

3436 - Music

ARTS2050 Academic Writing for the Humanities (6 UOC) and HUMS1005 Personalised English Language Enhancement (6 UOC) can be counted as UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives or Free Electives.

Specialisation Declaration

3436 - Music

You must specify your major at the time of enrolment into Level 2.

Double Counting

3970 - Science

Students cannot complete a minor with the same name as their nominated major, and Level II and III courses cannot be double-counted between majors and minors. More than one minor may be completed subject to the limit on double-counting. Students must declare their minor(s) before their final term.

Sample Double Degree(s)

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Program Fees

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