Conservatorium of Music

Postgraduate - Masters Courses

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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.  

Master's Courses

Master of Music International Pedagogy (MMusIP) - delivered online

This course is designed to prepare students to be among the most sophisticated scholars, musicians and educators.  Students will acquire essential skills and knowledge through the analysis and application of a variety of studies including the basic tenets of educational psychology, philosophy, music pedagogy, as well as internationally recognised topics critically important in preparing students for further research in music.

This course is delivered predominantly on-line, with two residential components to be taken before completion.  It is essential that students undertaking this course have access to a community or school based choir, band, orchestra or other ensemble on a regular basis. 

Master of Music (Research) (MMus)

The Master of Music will provide students with advanced study and research training in:

  • performance
  • composition
  • musicology

The Master of Music will provide advanced preparation for a variety of career pathways, such as professional performance, composing and arranging, academia, arts management and other media industries. 

Master of Philosophy (Music) (MPhil)

The Master of Philosophy is a program of independent, supervised research and is assessed on the basis of a thesis.

Master of Teaching (Music) (MTeach)

The Master of Teaching (Music) will provide students with the expertise and knowledge to operate as a multi-skilled and versatile professional music educator in areas including:
  • performance (vocal and instrumental teaching)
  • conducting
  • composition and arrangement
  • improvisation.

Offered in collaboration with the Graduate School of Education, the course will ensure students are prepared for entering the workforce, with a focus on relevant pedagogy and curriculum issues.  Three courses are on offer:

  • MTeach (Secondary Music)
  • MTeach (Early Years)
  • MTeach (Primary)