Graduate Diploma in Music (Musicology)

  • CRICOS code: 056297D
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2023 Mid-Year Intake

Application open and close dates to be announced

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 and the provision of two referees 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. * 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 recognisable 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 may be required to attend an online interview.


    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:

    • 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)

    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

  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. Submit a direct application via the University's portal (use code GD-MUS)
  6. Complete your supplementary application
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