Graduate Diploma in Music (Ethnomusicology)
- CRICOS Code: 056297D
2021 Mid Year-Intake
Applications open 11 March 2021
Applications close 12 June 2021
2022 Start Year Intake
Applications open 2 August 2021
Applications close 31 October 2021
How do I apply?
There are two components to each application. Applicants must complete components 1 and 2 by the application closing date.
If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you may like to contact our Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development before proceeding. They can assist you with your application and provide you with additional information about your study options.
Submit a direct application via the University's application portal
Upload a sample of academic writing via the supplementary application form. You will also be required to ask one referee to complete a referee report as part of this process.
Academic Writing SampleMusicology and Ethnomusicology applicants are required to submit an academic writing sample of no more than 3000 words, written within the last five years.* The writing sample should:
- Demonstrate the applicant’s ability to communicate in scholarly prose.
- Demonstrate awareness of recent literature in the field of the essay's topic.
- Include a bibliography, discography, and/or list of ethnographic interviews as appropriate.
- References should follow a recognizable Style Manual such as the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (either the note/footnote system or author/date).
- Writing samples may be a research paper, ethnographic report or proposal, literature review, or other genre of academic writing.
- Disadvantaged financial background
- From a rural or isolated area
- Under-represented school
- Difficult circumstances
- Disability or medical condition
- Non-English speaking background
- Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
- Mature-age consideration (Non-School leaver entry pathway)
*Students applying from outside the field of Musicology or Ethnomusicology, for example, Art History, Cultural Studies or Anthropology may be required to attend an online interview.
Applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee payable via the supplementary application.
Please note that some domestic applicants may be eligible for a waiver of the supplementary application fee, if you are a Health Care Card holder or have special circumstances.
For persons who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, the supplementary application fee will be waived. Please contact the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development for assistance.
Other circumstances which could mean you’re eligible for a waiver of the supplementary application fee include disadvantaged financial background, i.e. as a category of Graduate Access Melbourne, the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for domestic students.
If you believe you are eligible for a waiver of the supplementary application fee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting your supplementary application form, and include a scanned copy of the relevant documentation as evidence of your eligibility.
GRADUATE ACCESS MELBOURNE
Graduate Access Melbourne is the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for domestic students.
It can help you gain a place in a degree even if your WAM (weighted average mark) is below the selection rank normally needed for an offer, however you still need to meet course prerequisites. You may be also eligible for guaranteed entry and there are Access Scholarships available also.
You can apply using one or more of these categories:
Wondering if you are eligible for any of these categories? Each category has its own criteria, so before applying, check to see if you are eligible via the Graduate Access Melbourne page, as well as instructions on how to apply.
Before you apply
- Check the degree website
- Check the entry requirements and make sure you're eligible
- Ensure you meet the University’s English language requirements
- If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you may like to contact our Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development before proceeding
- Submit a direct application via the University's portal (use code GD-MUS)
- Complete your supplementary application