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Field of Study


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

This major focuses on extending your knowledge of the many social and historical meanings of music, and better appreciating its written and aural complexities.

Compulsory coursework engages you in advanced learning that targets a range of topics. You'll also complete research-based courses that provide the fundamental skills required to complete your honours research.

Choose between a written thesis or creative practice. In each field, you'll work with a supervisor to develop a research project and utilise appropriate frameworks and methodologies to analyse and present your conclusions.


Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Musician
  • Music tutor
  • Instrumental music tutor
  • Music journalist
  • Head of music
  • Music researcher
  • Music critic

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Artistic and Musicological Research Methods
  • Music Education and Psychology Research Methods
  • Creative Practice and Research
  • Honours Research Thesis

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