150 point program
1.5 years full-time / part-time unavailable
For Semester 1 entry - 30 September
For Semester 2 entry - 30 April
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree, or equivalent, with at least an H2A (75%) weighted average;
- evidence of academic ability;
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- evidence of scholarly and research abilities.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Selection and Admission into Graduate Research Courses Policy.
4. The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 6.5.
Evidence of Scholarly Ability
Applicants in Music Psychology & Performance Science are required to submit a copy of their Honours dissertation or a substantial piece of scholarly writing with their application. A research proposal (2,500 words), including topic and proposed methodology, must also be provided.
Evidence of research ability
Applicants are normally required to have completed a research project, component, subject or group of subjects that accounts for at least 25% of their work (i.e. Honours year), or 25% of one year accumulated over the length of a Masters course, and which has, or have, been conducted, and assessed, individually. Research carried out in groups should at least have been graded individually.
This project, component, or subject(s) may include:
- any obviously research oriented project, subject or sustained piece of scholarly writing conducted for assessment, such as small theses, research essays, long essays, or studios; AND/OR
- any less-obviously research subjects, including practice-based subjects such as performance or fieldwork, where there is also scholastic rigor as documented in a sustained piece of writing analogous to (a); AND/OR
- any subjects directed at the formation of research skills, such as methodology and reasoning, such as scientific reasoning, or legal reasoning, where a sustained piece of writing has also been produced.
For further details, please contact the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Research Office.
Submit your Application
Please ensure you include academic transcripts, research proposal (where required), instrument (where required), proof of identity, evidence of English proficiency, previous publications and referees' reports with your application. Uploads must be 6MB or smaller, pdf files are preferred.
Additional application material, such as composition folios, audition DVDs and the like can be submitted as follows:
- upload to the admissions system (Max 6MB, will only accept Word, Acrobat, Jpeg, Excel and Tif files).
- email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- upload to a cloud service and email email@example.com with the link
- send the folio or audition direct to the faculty at:
Fine Arts and Music Graduate Research Admissions
Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Research Office
University of Melbourne
- Hand your folio or audition directly to the main reception on the ground floor of the Conservatorium building and make sure you mention that they should be directed to the Research Office.
Please ensure you clearly write your name and the course you are applying for on the front of any submission.