Broaden your career prospects by studying Music and Advanced Science together. This double degree gives you a specialist qualification in music as well as advanced-level qualifications in science. Music courses provide training in one of four streams: music creative practice, musicology, sonic arts and music pedagogy. All streams are supported by a variety of large and small, Western and non-Western music ensembles as well as extensive opportunities for developing musicianship. The Advanced Science component is designed to challenge you in critical thinking, research and innovation. You will study foundation courses, which may include subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics and maths, before choosing majors where you will get to explore what inspires you most. In your final year, you will undertake a supervised research project and, in some cases, advanced-level coursework as part of the Honours course.

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Indicative Enrolments



  • Anatomy
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Science
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geoscience and Spatial Information Systems
  • Marine Science
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Vision Science

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Dual Mode

The basic requirements for the degree in dual mode (144 UOC) are: 1. Musicology Core (42 UOC - 7 courses) 2. Musicianship Core (24 UOC - 4 courses) 3. Performance Laboratory Core (48 UOC - 8 courses) 4. Stream Gateway Course (6 UOC - 1 course) 5. Stream Courses (12 UOC - 2 courses) 6. Prescribed Music Electives (12 UOC - 2 courses)

Career opportunities

  • Musician
  • Researcher
  • Sound designer
  • Work in start-up innovation companies

Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry and Mathematics plus one or more of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics Extension 1 (depending on chosen area of study)

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

95.00 + Audition

2019 Guaranteed Entry

96.00 + Audition

2018 A Levels

18* + Audition

2018 IB Diploma
2018 QLD OP

Additional selection criteria

All applicants must complete an online assessment and audition to gain entry to a Bachelor of Music program. Online assessment and audition information and the online application form can be found on the Bachelor of Music auditions website. Applicants are expected to have reached the level of at least Grade 7 AMEB Performance (or equivalent) and 2 Unit Music course, 2 or 3 Unit Extension or Grade 6 AMEB Musicianship (or equivalent).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

Please see this degree's Additional Selection Criteria and ensure you also complete these requirements.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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