The University of Western Australia

Master of Music (By Research)

The University of Western Australia

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. Students wishing to specialise in musicology or music education should seek admission to the Master of Arts or the Master of Music Education.

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

  • Bachelor of Music with upper second class honours
  • Or demonstrated ability to undertake the course

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley International: $33,800 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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