The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Master of Music (By Research)

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

This specialist degree is designed for professionals or graduates to pursue composition or performance at postgraduate level, as well as investigate the theoretical/historical aspects of performance and composition.

Designed for

Candidates with a background in music performance or composition, particularly those with undergraduate degrees in music


Independent, supervised research assessed by thesis (12,000 to 15,000 words) plus either a performance of 65 to 80 minutes or presentation of a portfolio of compositions


  • Music performance
  • Music composition

Standard entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a Bachelor of Music with at least upper second class honours or equivalent. An applicant who does not have a Bachelor of Music with at least upper second class honours or whose major field of study has not been music may be required to pass a qualifying examination or undertake preliminary study. Applicants for the Master of Music will be required to pass an admission audition and interview (performance) or portfolio review (composition and musicology) for the Conservatorium before lodging an application with the Graduate Research School.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley International: $36,400 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 3 years

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