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

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music has proposed major changes to the Master of Music by research courses currently offered. If this change is approved, the Master of Music courses by research will become one course: the Master of Music (Research). For most discipline areas this will not change the course entry requirements, nor will it change the actual courses. We are doing this to simplify our course offerings and make it easier to distinguish research Masters from coursework Masters. If you have already applied for entry to a research Masters in 2019, your application will be assessed and it is likely offers will be for the new course.

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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