Rhodes University

24 months
1861 EUR/year
1861 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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One of the advantages of being a small university is that Rhodes has been a leader in interdisciplinary study – we have been pioneers in producing graduates who have done Music and Computer Science, Music and Physics, Music and Mathematics or Music and Journalism, for example.


The Music Department at Rhodes offers many exciting opportunities for post graduate study.

In addition to enjoying all of the advantages Rhodes Music Department has to offer (individual attention, inspiring environment, well resourced library, outstanding and committed staff), post graduate students can also make use of the Research Commons, a scholarly common room for senior postgraduate students and academics, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is located on level 2 of the Rhodes University Library, beyond the Science Faculty hub, and is open, via access control, to academic and research staff, post doctoral students, and postgraduate students at master's and doctoral level.

Experienced library staff members are on hand to assist with users’ information needs and to arrange consultations with subject specialists as needed. The facility will be overseen by post-graduate student assistants after office hours. Facilities include high-end PCs, laptops for loan-use in the Research Commons, high-speed internet access, printer-copiers, and a scanner, as well as a consultation room/office and a seminar room.

Programme Structure

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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The normal requirement for admission to a Master’s degree is a four-year qualification of an acceptably high standard, usually a three-year Bachelor’s degree, plus good Honours degrees in a relevant subject; or a satisfactory pass in a four-year degree.

Where a candidate has extensive experience and/or is judged to have considerable potential as a researcher, but lacks the formal qualifications normally required for registration for a Master’s degree, they should submit a full motivation for their admission Ad eundem gradum, with supporting documentation to the Head of Department.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1861 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1861 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

29200 south african rand per year.


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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