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Musicologists are interested in how music is made, how people listen to music and why music is heard in particular ways. Musicology is the perfect choice if you are interested in the history of music, how music is constructed, or the ways it is understood and used by people around the world.

About this major

Concentrate on the development of your skills in research, thinking and writing about music, and combine your music studies with other interests. Core units of study are also taken in music skills, analysis, history and culture studies and performance, including a final year project, but the course is structured to allow you the flexibility to pursue study in a combination of musical and non-musical disciplines.

Graduate opportunities

Musicologists may become experts on a particular musical topic over time, but live their lives in a discipline that is constantly growing in scope, as new music is created and new ways of listening to old music emerge.

Career pathways

Arts administrator - Composer - Contemporary musician - Digital music Composer and performer - Event producer - Festival or venue manager - Festival or venue manager - Improvising musician - Interactive music designer - Jazz musician - music journalist - music producer - music researcher - Singer/songwriter - Sound installation designer

Courses that offer this major

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Units of study in this major

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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