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Overview

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is a 48 UOC (one year equivalent) advanced undergraduate degree for high achieving students which may be taken upon completion of an undergraduate pass degree in Music. The BMus (Hons) can be completed full-time or part-time.

The program enables students to further explore their studies in an area of musicological or practice-based research. The Honours year involves seminars and a thesis for candidates focusing on music research OR seminars, a thesis, and the completion of a practice-based project for candidates focusing on music practice. The program may be a pathway into a PhD.

The aims of the BMus (Hons) are to develop:

  • a deeper understanding of theories and knowledge in an area of musicological research
  • the ability to critique existing musicological knowledge, ideas and practice as it applies to a specific research topic
  • the skills to plan and execute independent research
  • the ability to present and communicate research effectively through writing.

Additional aims for creative practice candidates are to develop:

  • an understanding of knowledge practices in music performance and composition
  • knowledge, skills, and resources for research in music performance or composition
  • creative practice through collaboration between performers, composers and scholars.
Campus

Kensington

Study Level

Undergraduate

Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit

48

Award type

Bachelors Honours

Award(s)

Bachelor of Music (Honours) - BMus (Hons)

CRICOS Code

082790G

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Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

  1. Coursework (18 UOC)
  2. Creative Practice project/thesis (30 UOC)

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements

Pathways

University Medal

Honours Classes

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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