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Bachelor of Music (Honours)

BMus (Hons)

80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at: Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements – Honours Degree1

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Honours degree course, a student must have:

  1. completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Music Pass degree , usually within the last five years;
  2. gained a grade point average of at least 5.00 in the units of the Pass degree; and
  3. satisfied the prerequisites for the units to be undertaken in the Honours course.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

To qualify for the Honours degree a student must, in addition to satisfying the requirements of the Pass degree, complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Honours units, consisting of units approved by the Head of School selected as follows:

  1. 10 cp from Research Methods;
  2. 10 cp from Musicology
  3. 50 cp from Thesis Units; and
  4. 10 cp from Honours Electives.

Schedule of Honours Units

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Research Methods Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HUMA402 10 Honours Research Methods


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MUSC405 10 Musicology

Thesis Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MUSC411 20 Thesis A (Full-time)
MUSC424 30 Thesis B (Full-time)

or (b)
Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MUSC412 10 Thesis A (Part-time)
MUSC425 10 Thesis B (Part-time)
MUSC426 10 Thesis C (Part-time)
MUSC427 20 Thesis D (Part-time)

Honours Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MUSC451 10 Piano Accompaniment (Pre: MUSC334 Practical Study 6 (with piano) or equivalent)
MUSC452 10

Advanced Keyboard Pedagogy (Pre: MUSC334 Practical Study 6 (in a keyboard instrument) or equivalent)

MUSC453 10

Advanced Vocal Pedagogy (Pre: MUSC334 Practical Study 6 (with piano) or equivalent)

MUSC454 10

Music Criticism and Aesthetics (Inc: MUSC419)

MUSC455 10 Advanced Studies in Music Analysis (Inc: MUSC419)
MUSC456 10 Music Editing and Textual Criticism (Inc: MUSC435)

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.