Master On Campus


University of Otago

12 months
23796 USD/year
6025 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Music degree offered by University of Otago requires at least one year of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. It may be awarded in Composition, Studio Production, or Performance.


Key Features

Every candidate for this Master of Music offered by University of Otago must either have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours (MusB(Hons)) or have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDipMus), or have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Graduates find themselves in a wide variety of careers, including music performance, composition, education, technology, theatre and the media.

Programme Structure

  • To gain the degree in Composition, a candidate must present an approved portfolio comprising an extended work and such further compositions as may be required, accompanied by a written component.
  • To gain the degree in Studio Production, a candidate must present a substantial, professional-quality sound recording of original or arranged works, accompanied by a written component.
  • To gain the degree in Performance, a candidate must present two approved public performances of approximately 50 minutes each in the University, at least one of which shall be at the end of the programme, undergo an oral examination, and complete a written component. The candidate may replace one of the performances with a recorded performance.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23796 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6025 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $8,279.00
  • International: $32,696

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

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


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