Bachelor degree (honours) - 1 year
Building on your expertise in performance, composition, ethnomusicology or musicology Music Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and research. You will have already completed an undergraduate degree with outstanding results, with a major in the relevant area in Music.
The program will integrate the development of practical skills (for those completing studies in performance or composition) with theoretical knowledge, culminating in advanced research training in your chosen field.
With extended knowledge in your chosen field, together with advanced skills in research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication, Honours will provide you with an advantage in seeking out professional roles.
You will choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling as you build your skills of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication, as well as your practical skills. You will complete advanced coursework studies, attend or present at seminars, perform or compose and participate in other related activities. Completion of the Honours program will be via the completion and assessment of a thesis, which may also include a major creative work or series of works, a performance or a written critical commentary, and a related research paper.
You will be equipped to find employment in a broad range of occupations including the arts industry, librarianship, administration, business, government and private sectors, or in an educational context. Or you may wish to undertake further research study at the Masters or PhD level.
At a glance
For students looking to begin study in 2016.
|Location(s):||On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time|
|Duration:||1 year (full time), 2 years (part time)|
|Start date:||First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)|
|Qualification:||Bachelor of Music (Honours)|
You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.
Successful completion of an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) including a major in their chosen Music discipline with a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant Music discipline units at level three.
Monash double degree students:
Applicants who are enrolled in a Monash double degree and who have not yet completed the requirements for the double qualification must have completed 144 points of study, including the normal requirements for the Bachelor degree containing the Music discipline.
Alternative qualifications and prerequisites
For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course see the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.
Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
Applicants may be required to undertake an audition, submit a folio or attend an interview.
Alternative entry pathways
Multiple pathways to this course
There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...
Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...
Making the application
You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.
Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
The average annual student contribution amount is:
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.
As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:
- pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
- defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.
We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.
This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your music specialisation and appropriate research methodologies. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project in your area of music specialisation under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor. Ethnomusicology and musicology students produce a thesis. Music composition and Creative music technology students produce two portfolios of original creative work and an exegesis. Music Performance students will produce two recitals and program notes.
Honours is available in: Creative Music Technology, Ethnomusicology and Musicology, Music Composition and Music Performance.