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.
Postgraduate certificates, diplomas and honours programmes require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
Candidates must have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music with at least a B grade average in 300-level courses, or equivalent, and been approved by the Dean of Arts (Academic).
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 with the School of Music | Te Kura Puoro on 15 September of the preceding year. Contact the School of Music for more information and an application form.
You can apply for the MusB(Hons) in the other two pathways online at myUC. 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 a research project or essay. Part-time study is possible by application only.
For the up-to-date list of course options, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Music with Honours.
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.
- Our Careers, Internships & Employment team can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit the 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.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Music with Honours.
For study planning help contact the School of Music | Te Kura Puoro or the College of Arts:
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800