Master of Music

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: September 15
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$35,800
Domestic tuition: NZ$7,683

Program overview

The Master of Music allows students to take composition or performance studies to a more advanced technical level, and to gain breadth and depth of appreciation in their specialist field. It is an ideal pathway for those interested in undertaking a completely research-based degree. The Master of Music may be awarded with Distinction or Merit. The Master of Music consists of one of the following: MUSI 693 MMus Composition, or MUSI 692 MMus Performance

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Students must have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music with Honours with at least a B Grade Point Average, and been approved by the Dean of Arts (Academic). Students intending to enrol should choose courses carefully to ensure prerequisites have been met. Evidence of musical ability is required for entry. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand