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Undergraduate subject

Music Studies

05 October 2023
Learn about the history and development of music throughout the ages, and the modern music industry.


Music Studies


Music is an essential part of all cultures globally. A degree in Music Studies allows you to investigate music from social, political, and community perspectives, examining the role and importance of music now and through history.

Music Studies

What will my study involve?

  • You will learn about topics such as popular music, musical philosophy, music of the world, musical heritage of the western world, and music in the community.
  • Opportunities to take part in internships and collaborative projects throughout your studies.

Music Studies

Career opportunities

Music Studies can teach you technical skills in music alongside necessary skills such as communication, project management, and leadership.

Career pathways could include:

  • festival planning
  • arts administration
  • journalism
  • music teaching.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Music.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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