Postgraduate research degrees in music can be taken at either a masters level or a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), the highest qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework. Your research will involve a thesis or dissertation that explores a specific area in music, deeming you an expert in that field. Our supervising research staff are versed in a range of disciplines and will support the development of your research and communication skills.
Sydney Conservatorium of Music is one of Australia’s premier music research institutions.
Research may be undertaken as supervised research projects in composition, musicology, music education, performance and interdisciplinary applied research topic areas, including: