Master of Music - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Master of Music (MMus)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Music

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

Qualifications Required to Enrol in the Degree

Every candidate for the Degree of Master of Music shall have:

completed the course for the Degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours, or
been admitted under the regulations for admission ad eundem statum as entitled to enrol for the Degree of Master of Music; and
been approved as a candidate for the degree by the Dean of Arts, on the recommendation of the Head of Music.
Structure of the Degree

A candidate for the degree shall be examined in one of the following:

MUSI 693 MMus Composition (prerequisites: MUSI 471 Composition 4).
MUSI 692 MMus Performance (prerequisites: MUSI 473 Performance 4 and MUSI 474 Ensemble Performance).

Note: Enrolment in this course is limited. See the Limitation of Entry Regulations.

Admission in Special Cases

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these regulations, in special cases the Academic Board shall determine the conditions under which candidates who do not qualify under Regulation 1(a) shall be admitted to the course for the degree, and the courses such candidates must pass to complete the degree.

Time Limits

The requirements for the degree shall be completed by full-time study within one academic year provided that in exceptional circumstances the Academic Board may approve an extension.

MMus with Distinction or Merit

Where, in the opinion of the examiners, the work examined for the degree warrants the award, the examiners shall recommend that the degree be awarded with Distinction or with Merit.

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