On completion of this course students should be able to

  • Design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project;
  • Obtain well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline;
  • Engage in independent and contextually-informed artistic practice;
  • Communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication;
  • Critically evaluate relevant scholarly literature and artistic practice;
  • Have an understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area.

On completion of the Music Psychology & Performance Science stream, students will have

  • demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research in music
  • present their research in publishable form or work towards incorporating their findings in further research
  • be able to present their research in publishable form or work towards incorporating their findings in further research
  • may proceed to the PhD if their MMus thesis has demonstrated appropriate research potential

Course Description

Master of Music (Music Psychology & Performance Science) candidates undertake a significant research project and prepare a thesis of approximately 30,000 – 40,000 words. The Master of Music seeks to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence.

The Master of Music equips students for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wide variety of contexts.

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