Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
Associate Professor Katrina McFerran
Faculty of VCA and MCM
VCA and MCM Research Office
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352) or 9035 3471
The Master of Music is a research degree that prepares students for specialist careers in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, or music therapy. The degree takes 18 months full-time (three years part-time) to complete.
Candidates undertake a significant research project and prepare a thesis of approximately 30,000 - 40,000 words. Candidates also participate in the regular Postgraduate Seminar, as well as biannual intensive research weekends with international scholars who provide additional feedback on projects.
Research in Music Therapy is significantly supported and promoted by NaMTRU - National Music Therapy Research Unit.
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
On completion of the Music Therapy stream, students will be able to:
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Full-time and Part-time study options are available.
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Candidates undertake the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Seminars are undertaken across three semesters.
To be accepted into the Master of Music, students should normally have a Bachelor of Music (Honours) or equivalent with a final result of first-class honours or high second-class honours.
Further details regarding how to apply are available via the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music website: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/mmus
Students are encouraged to provide as much detailed information in support of their application as possible and to discuss their application with a member of the Academic Staff prior to submission.
Certified transcripts of academic records at any tertiary institution other than The University of Melbourne must be forwarded with the application. If the transcription is not in English a certified translation must be provided.
Evidence of Scholarly Ability
Applicants in Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Music Therapy are required to submit a copy of their Honours dissertation or a substantial piece of scholarly writing with their application. A research proposal, including topic and proposed methodology, must also be provided.
Evidence of research ability
Applicants are normally required to have completed a research project, component, subject or group of subjects that accounts for at least 25% of their work (i.e. Honours year), or 25% of one year accumulated over the length of a Masters course, and which has, or have, been conducted, and assessed, individually. Research carried out in groups should at least have been graded individually. This project, component, or subject(s) may include:
(a) any obviously research oriented project, subject or sustained piece of scholarly writing conducted for assessment, such as small theses, research essays, long essays, or studios; AND/OR
(b) any less-obviously research subjects, including practice-based subjects such as performance or fieldwork, where there is also scholastic rigor as documented in a sustained piece of writing analogous to (a); AND/OR
(c) any subjects directed at the formation of research skills, such as methodology and reasoning, such as scientific reasoning, or legal reasoning, where a sustained piece of writing has also been produced.
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wider variety of contexts.
The University expects its research masters graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
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