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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Music

  • Masters (Coursework)

Take the next step in your music studies with a program that will enhance your existing knowledge and skills, while teaching you how to improve your creative and intellectual focus.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time
Course Code
5605, 084727K
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$33,424 per year / $33,424 total

About this course

UQ's Master of Music incorporates contemporary theory and practice, intensive courses and overseas independent study opportunities. This one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program provides you with a variety of pathways to graduation and professional leadership opportunities.

With a flexible study program customised to your individual career goals, you can diversify and extend your existing professional practice. Select courses according to your interests as you deepen and broaden your learning in areas such as performance, conducting and music theory, education, technology and composition.

You'll complete core courses in research methods and a research thesis or a professional engagement project, according to your interests. You'll also select from a range of advanced elective courses, including practical studies of your instrument, choral and instrumental conducting, composition, advanced music theory and music technology.

If you want to pursue further research studies, UQ also provides research-intensive pathways for Masters graduates.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Undertake advanced study designed for music educators, administrators, community musicians, composers, performers and researchers.
  • Complete core courses in research methods and a research thesis, or a professional engagement project.
  • Benefit from intensive courses and overseas independent study opportunities.
  • Take advantage of research-focused pathways to pursue a Higher Degree by Research.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Head of music
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music therapist
  • Instrumental performer
  • Vocal performer
  • Music program director
  • Music researcher
  • Music school coordinator
  • Chamber musician