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Bachelor of Music with Honours
Bachelor of Music with Honours

Bachelor of Music with Honours

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  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students must have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music with at least a B Grade Point Average in their 300-level courses, and been approved by the Dean of Arts (Academic).

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

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:

  • Composition
  • Musicology
  • 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.

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  • To qualify for the Bachelor of Music with Honours, students complete 120 points of courses, including either MUSI 466 Research Project (30 points) or MUSI 480 Research Essay (Extended) (60 points).
  • The remaining points can be chosen from 400-level Music courses.
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Music
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • 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.

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Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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