12 months
26285 USD/year
5593 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Music from University of Canterbury allows students to take composition or performance studies to a more advanced technical level, and to gain breadth and depth of appreciation in their specialist field. 


Music from University of Canterbury is an ideal pathway for those interested in undertaking a completely research-based degree.


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses includes:

  • Essentials in Music Techniques
  • Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis
  • Song Writing 
  • Notated Composition
  • Music Technologies 
  • Organum to Autotune
  • Performance Major 
  • Performance 
  • Music in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • The Music Industry
  • Acoustics and Recording Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Performance track- audition by 15.09
  • You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music with Honours with at least a B Grade Point Average, and been approved by the Dean of Arts (Academic). 
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26285 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26285 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5593 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5593 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National Students - 7,767 NZD
  • International Students - 36,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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