Master On Campus Online


University of Queensland

18 months
34160 AUD/year
21600 AUD/year
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Take the next step in your music studies with a Music program from University of Queensland that will enhance your existing knowledge and skills, while teaching you how to improve your creative and intellectual focus. 


The Master of Music program from University of Queensland incorporates contemporary theory and practice, intensive courses and overseas independent study opportunities. This 1.5 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program provides you with a variety of pathways to graduation and professional leadership opportunities.

With a flexible study program customised to your individual career goals, you can diversify and extend your existing professional practice. Select courses according to your interests as you deepen and broaden your learning in areas such as performance, conducting and music theory, education, technology and composition.

You'll complete core courses in research methods, and a research thesis or a professional engagement project, according to your interests. You'll also select from a range of advanced elective courses, including practical studies of your instrument, choral and instrumental conducting, composition, advanced music theory and music technology.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Head of music
  • Composer
  • Conductor 
  • Music therapist
  • Vocal performer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applications of Music Technology
  • Advanced Choral Pedagogy
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Music Education
  • Performance Studies 
  • Psychology for Musicians: Performing, Teaching and Wellbeing
  • Counterpoint
  • Instrumental and Vocal Studio Pedagogy
  • Composing Music 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  CRICOS code: 073762J  
  • Approved degree in the same discipline or equivalent with a GPA of 4.0; or
  • GCMus* or GDipMus* with a GPA of 4.0.
  • Same discipline in music may include studies in performance, composition, musicology, or music education. For the field of music education, a degree qualifying a person to become a classroom music teacher satisfies the requirement.
  • To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
  • *Please note if the GCMus or GDipMus is used as the basis of entry into the program as you do not have an existing approved degree in the same discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34160 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    21600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /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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