Music, Master | University of Auckland | Auckland, New Zealand
12 months
24261 USD/year
5306 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Achieve excellence in your main field of musical interest with this internationally recognised qualification with this Master of Music from University of Auckland. 

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The Master of Music from University of Auckland is designed to further develop your musical skills, enabling entry to a high-level career in many areas of music. At masters level, you are able to specialise in one of four distinct areas – performance, composition, musicology or studio pedagogy.

You will have the chance to investigate your individual interests and talents, engage in independent thought about music and critically analyse the theories and practices that influence your discipline.


Postgraduate study in music boosts your potential to build a successful performance or composition career. It also helps to secure a future in academia and research, contributing to influential projects in music and the wider arts community.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic
  • Arranger/composer
  • Arts director
  • Instrumental teacher
  • Music educator
  • Music journalist
  • Music producer
  • Performer

Programme Structure

  • The research masters is ideally suited to students who want to work on a major project. This can include several different elements or with a focus on a single topic. Within the research option, you can also study a selection of elective (taught) courses.
  • In a taught masters you can choose from a wide range of elective courses, allowing you to explore a variety of subject areas in addition to completing a smaller research project. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

120 Points

  • You need to have completed a one-year postgraduate degree, after an undergraduate degree, in music or a similar field indicative of advanced study in music. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 4.0 or higher.
180 Points
  • Your Bachelors degree must be in a relevant discipline (arts, creative arts, education, humanities, or performing arts). It should have included a music component and the study must have been completed at a recognised university (or similar institution).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24261 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24261 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5306 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5306 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$9,051.60 – $9,171.60
  • International: NZ$41,381

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 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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