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Honours degree

Bachelor of Music with Honours

MusB(Hons)
09 October 2023

UC's Bachelor of Music with Honours, MusB(Hons), offers pathways in Composition or Performance. Learn more about studying a MusB(Hons) through our Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.

DURATION

Bachelor of Music with Honours

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Bachelor of Music with Honours

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $8,877
  • International — $40,600

Overview


Bachelor of Music with Honours

Introduction

This graduate programme is for those who graduated from the Bachelor of Music (or an equivalent degree) with good grades and who wish to extend themselves.

The MusB(Hons) offers pathways in Composition or Performance. It is possible to choose courses to give a more general, non-specialised degree if desired.

The degree may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.


Bachelor of Music with Honours

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You must have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music with at least a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses, and been approved to enrol.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Entry into Performance courses are limited and applications for auditions are required – see 'How to apply' below.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Music with Honours or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

Entry into Performance is limited and an application for audition is required. Applications close on 20 September of the preceding year. Contact the Department of Music for more information and an application form.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Bachelor of Music with Honours

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Graduates of Music are found in a wide range of occupations including positions in orchestras, choirs, opera houses, conservatories, universities, schools, and other education contexts. They are prominent in areas of musical leadership with community groups.

Those who work in education find that the inclusion of Music in their degree can be beneficial.

UC Music graduates also work in fields such as journalism, television and radio (planning as well as production), publishing, and in technical areas such as recording, computer instruments, sound engineering, and music technology. People with musical talent are sought after by festival organisers and arts organisations.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,877
  • International — $40,600

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,635
  • International — $39,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

Bachelor of Music with Honours

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The Bachelor of Music with Honours takes 1 year full-time, made up of 120 points in coursework and research. Part-time study is possible by application only.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Music with Honours.

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