Studyportals placeholder

Music with Honours, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Bachelor of Music with Honours program is designed to allow well qualified graduates in Music or Music/Teaching to extend their studies by pursuing specialist Music research and creative portfolio projects.  


Course Aims

The Bachelor of Music with Honours develops a student's ability to undertake increasingly independent research in music and critically apply approaches to methodology and/or practice to large projects. Students are able to synthesise and critique current knowledge in the discipline and apply this knowledge to a project under specialised supervision.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • independently apply a coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more music specialisations and knowledge of research principles and methods;
  • demonstrate a high level of research skills and the ability to write critically;
  • conduct and report independent research that contributes knowledge to a particular musical specialisation;
  • demonstrate enhanced communication proficiency within a discipline specific context; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the social and ethical issues in relation to various musical contexts with intellectual independence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Music Hons Coursework
  • Music Hons Dissertation
  • Aural Skills 1
  • Harmony and Analysis 1
  • Fundamentals of Music Technology
  • Aural Skills 2
  • Harmony and Analysis 2
  • Western Music History: Beginnings to Baroque
  • Western Music History: Classical and Romantic Eras
  • Aural Skills 3
  • Harmony and Analysis 3
  • Aboriginal Resilience and the Arts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    13440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13440 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.