Conservatorium of Music

Postgraduate - Doctoral Degrees

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Graduate Research Coordinator for Music Postgraduate Studies


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A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduate with two music majors will have postgraduate options in music across all areas. 

A less extensive range of postgraduate options are also available for students who complete a major in Music Studies. 

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

The Doctor of Musical Arts can be taken in either composition or performance and consists of a combination of thesis and creative work.

Students in this course work with world-class supervisors to prepare and present for examination either a portfolio of original compositions in a variety of genres or two recitals showing professional skill and interpretative ability.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Research is an exciting journey of discovery, where you'll be working at the ever-shifting boundary between the known and the unknown.  The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University's flagship research degree, which can be taken in any discipline area in the University.
The PhD is a program of independent, supervised research that is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis, sometimes including a creative work component, that is examined externally. The work presented for a PhD must be a substantial and original contribution to scholarship, demonstrating mastery of the subject of interest as well as an advance in that field of knowledge.