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This program is for students transferring into Honours from Program 3446 Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Education (Secondary) through a UNSW Internal Program Transfer.

The Dual award degree program Bachelor of Music (Honours) Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (UNSW BMus (Hons) BEd (Secondary)) is a five-year program (full-time) for intending specialist music teachers.

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is specifically for high-achieving students already admitted to the Bachelor of Music program. It allows Bachelor of Music students to spend their final year of study completing a research thesis or a practice-based research project and thesis as well as undertaking discipline specific research training through the coursework component.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is for intending secondary school teachers. The program is a nationally accredited pre-service qualification.

Graduates of BMus (Hons) BEd (Secondary) are qualified to teach classroom and instrumental/vocal music from Grade 7 to 12.

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) enables students to develop skills and knowledge in music as preparation for professional work in areas as diverse as music performance, arranging and composition, studio teaching, research, broadcasting and recording, arts administration, music and arts journalism, and music technology and sound design. It also equips students with discipline specific research skills and may be a pathway into a Higher Degree Research program.

The aim of the UNSW BEd (Secondary) is to prepare its graduates for careers as secondary school teachers. It seeks to do this by providing instruction and experience in the areas of educational theory, pedagogy, planning, diversity and management.



Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Music (Honours) - BMus (Hons)

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 (Honours) (144 UOC)
1. Musicology Core (30 UOC)
2. Musicianship Core (24 UOC)
3. Performance Laboratory Core (36 UOC)
4. Major Gateway Course (6 UOC)
5. Major Courses (12 UOC)
6. Research thesis and/or Creative Practice Project (36 UOC)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (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

3470 - Music (Honours) / 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

3440 - Music (Honours)

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.

Performance Ensembles

3440 - Music (Honours)

Bachelor of Music (Honours) students must take part in a required number of the performance ensembles offered by the School.

Specialisation Declaration

3440 - Music (Honours)

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

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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