Bachelor of Music with Honours
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) may follow these pathways:
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.
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 Te Kura Puoro | School of Music for more information and an application form.
Applications for Composition and Musicology are due by January 31st of the year of study.
Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
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.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Music with Honours, you will complete 120 points of courses including:
The remaining points can be chosen from 400-level Music courses.
You may be able to progress to the Master of Music, and eventually either a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Music, or a Doctor of Musical Arts.
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||120||Banded fee - actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$8,635|
|2022||120||Banded fee - actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$8,404|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||120||This is an indicative fee - total tuition fee will be dependent on your course selection (banded)||$37,500||$32,609|
|2023||120||This is an indicative fee - total tuition fee will be dependent on your course selection (banded)||$39,000||$33,913|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Music with Honours.
For study planning help, contact Te Kura Puoro | School of Music.
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Phone +64 3 369 1792