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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Music (Honours) / Arts

Broaden your horizons and expand your employment prospects by combining the Bachelor of Arts with your music program.

This dual program is designed to provide you with the skills for a professional career in music as well as a depth of understanding in one or more fields of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, and culminates in advanced research training in your chosen Music Honours field. 

With more than 40 study areas to choose from, you can create a set of skills that is unique to you and your passions.

Program highlights

  • If you're curious to learn, a dual degree with the Bachelor of Arts allows you to explore endless opportunities and get ready for almost any possible future.
  • Combine your degree with over 40 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages
  • Learn from passionate and engaged teaching staff who are nationally and internationally acclaimed performers, composers, teachers and researchers.
  • Develop the transferable skills essential to long-term job success across multiple sectors for your entire career.

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chinese Stream A
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Classical Languages
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Professional Writing and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in Religion
  • Writing

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Composer
  • Music teacher
  • Performing arts coordinator
  • Drama teacher
  • Acting coach
  • Orchestral musician
  • Chamber musician
  • Arts journalist
  • Soloist
  • Vocal performer

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); and audition/interview; a pass in a test of practical ability and musicianship skills.*

Applicants must arrange an audition with the School of Music, to take place between 1 September and 30 November of the year preceding admission. A program of no longer than 15 minutes must be prepared. Details must be provided to the School of Music when the applicant arranges the audition. For an audition to be at a competitive standard, the repertoire performed should be comparable to Grade 7 AMEB.

* Note: Selection is based on audition, interview and academic results. OP/Entry Rank cut-offs do not apply.