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The Dual award degree program Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (UNSW BMusic BEd (Secondary)) is a five-year program (full-time) for intending specialist music teachers. Graduates of BMusic BEd (Secondary) are qualified to teach classroom and instrumental/vocal music from Grade 7 to 12.

The BMusic 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.

Admission to the program is subject to a satisfactory music audition and an acceptable level of attainment in year 12 music studies or equivalent.

An Advanced Entry Scheme is available to suitably qualified applicants. Students admitted into the advanced entry scheme may receive a block credit of up to 36 UOC in Level 1 music courses.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences



Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Music - BMus

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - BEd (Secondary)

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

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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 major and 36 UOC for non-MCP major)
4. Major Gateway Course (6 UOC - 1 course)
5. Major Courses (12 UOC - 2 courses)
6. Prescribed Music Electives (12 UOC for MCP major and 24 UOC for non-MCP major)

Bachelor of Education (96 UOC)
1. Education Core (66 UOC)
2. Prescribed Education method electives (24 UOC)
3. Prescribed Education electives (6 UOC)

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Level 3 Core Courses

4056 - Education (Secondary)

Level 3 Core Courses description.

You must take 18 UOC of the following courses:

Level 4 Core Courses

4056 - Education (Secondary)

Level 4 Core Courses description.

You must take 18 UOC of the following courses.

Please note that EDST6765 cannot be studied concurrently with another course.

Prescribed Education Methods

4056 - Education (Secondary)

Prescribed Education Methods description.

You must take four single method courses in two areas of specialisation (24 UOC), taking 12 UOC per term. The specialisations are:

4053 Arts/Ed (Sec) - Ancient History, Modern History, Drama, English, Extension English, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D), Geography, Society and Culture, Indigenous (Aboriginal) Studies, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Legal Studies, Music

3446 Mus/Ed (Sec) & 3470 Mus (Hons)/Ed (Sec) - Music, Extension Music

Prescribed Education Method courses

3446 - Music / Education (Secondary)

The Prescribed Education Methods comprise:
- EDST6727 Music Method 1 (6 UOC)
- EDST6728 Extension Music Method 1 (6 UOC)
- EDST6757 Music Method 2 (6 UOC)
- EDST6758 Extension Music Method 2 (6 UOC)

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.

Eligibility requirements for Professional Experience

4056 - Education (Secondary)

The following programs require students to follow prescribed program plans in order to meet eligibility requirements for professional experience: 3462 Commerce/Education, 4076 Science/Education, 4058 Economics/Education, 3446 Music/Education, 4063 Fine Arts/Education, 4064 Design/Education, 4066 Media Arts/Education. Refer to the relevant Sample Program.

Sample Double Degree(s)

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Program Fees

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