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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Bachelors of Music (Honours) / Education (Secondary)

  • Bachelor

Music has the power to impact a students' life. Explore the rich and complex world of music education by becoming a music teacher.

Key details

Degree Type
5 years full-time
Course Code
2357, 081640G
Intake Months
International Fees
$34,304 per year / $171,520 total

About this course

Enhance the quality of student development - socially, emotionally and academically through music.

In the first two years of the program you will take practical study in your chosen instrument or the human voice, as well as courses in musicology, musicianship, and electives in music education, followed by a research project in your final year.

You'll explore how to teach and how people learn, in courses designed specifically for music educators. You'll then apply your knowledge in classrooms. Throughout your program you'll be immersed in hands-on workshops, school visits and supervised placements, and gain a strong understanding of day-to-day life in a secondary school.

Specialist one-on-one tutoring and ensemble participation will help you excel in your chosen instrument or voice. To prepare for a teaching career, you'll extend your skills across a range of instruments, and learn techniques for teaching classroom music and directing music ensembles.

You'll graduate as a versatile professional, equipped to teach in schools and other educational contexts, create and perform music, and pursue further research.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Learn from world-renowned educators who'll teach you flexible and creative ways to cater for the diverse learning needs of children and young adults.
  • Graduate with two degrees where you'll be equipped to teach, create music, and pursue further research.
  • Gain early experience in classrooms, with placements available from your first yea
  • Learn to teach in a range of professional settings.

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Secondary school music teacher
  • Primary school music teacher
  • Music ensemble director
  • Private tutor
  • Education advocate
  • Education project or policy officer
  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music journalist