Graduate Diploma in Music (Musicology)

    • CRICOS Code: 056297D
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    2020 Mid-Year Intake
    Applications close Friday 12 June

    2021 Start Year Intake - main assessment round (for domestic and international applicants)
    Applications open August 2020

    How do I apply?

    There are two components to each application. Applications must be submitted by the application closing date.


    A direct application via the University's application portal


    Complete your supplementary application form, including the provision of two referees and academic writing sample.


    In addition to your University application fee, applicants will be charged a non-refundable processing fee payable via the supplementary application form.

    Academic Writing Sample

    Musicology and Ethnomusicology applicants are required to submit an academic writing sample of no more than 3000 words,  written within the last five years. They are not normally required to attend an interview.* 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.
    • * Students applying from outside the field of Musicology or Ethnomusicology, for example, Art History, Cultural Studies or Anthropology will be required to do an interview.

    It’s important to get your application right. Use our simple checklist and you’ll be on your way in no time:

    Before you apply

    1. Check the degree website
    2. Check the entry requirements and make sure you're eligible
    3. Ensure you meet the University’s English language requirements
    4. 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
    5. Complete a direct application via the University's portal
    6. Complete your supplementary application form
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