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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Whether you are a performer, composer, musicologist or music studio teacher, your honors year sees you focus exclusively on your area of specialization. You will work closely with our staff of leading musicians and music-writers while you explore your chosen major in-depth, and further develop the required intellectual and creative skills to thrive in the industry.

You will choose to major in classical or jazz performance, composition, musicology, popular music or studio pedagogy. Musicology students can also choose to further refine their major to focus on music education research or ethnomusicology.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

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

On top of the career pathways available following your undergraduate degree, postgraduate study in music boosts your potential to build a successful performance or composition career. It also helps to secure a future in academia and research, contributing to influential projects in the music and wider arts community.

Jobs related to this program

  • Academic
  • Arranger/composer
  • Arts administrator/manager/director
  • Instrumental teacher
  • Music educator
  • Music journalist
  • Performer
  • Radio/television/digital media/record producer

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • An undergraduate degree GPE 5.0

India

You need to have one of the following:

  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 75 percent in the All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Karnataka, Maharashtra, and West Bengal State Board Examinations with a minimum of 70 percent in English.
  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 80 percent in all other Higher Secondary State Board Examinations with a minimum of 75 percent in English.

Bangladesh

You need to have the following:

  • Entry from secondary school qualifications is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

You need to have the following:

  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects, with at least a ‘C’ grade or higher. General Studies or similar general paper cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited, and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.