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Music [Bachelor Degree (Honours)]

Monash University

About the Course

Building on your expertise in performance, composition, ethnomusicology or musicology Music Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and research.  You will have already completed an undergraduate degree with outstanding results, with a major in the relevant area in Music.

The program will integrate the development of practical skills (for those completing studies in performance or composition) with theoretical knowledge, culminating in advanced research training in your chosen field.

With extended knowledge in your chosen field, together with advanced skills in research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication, Honours will provide you with an advantage in seeking out professional roles.

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You will choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling as you build your skills of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication, as well as your practical skills.  You will complete advanced coursework studies, attend or present at seminars, perform or compose and participate in other related activities.  Completion of the Honours program will be via the completion and assessment of a thesis, which may also include a major creative work or series of works, a performance or a written critical commentary, and a related research paper.

You will be equipped to find employment in a broad range of occupations including the arts industry, librarianship, administration, business, government and private sectors, or in an educational context. Or you may wish to undertake further research study at the Masters or PhD level.


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