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Bachelor of Music (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Graduates turn their passion for music and science into a unique career with this dual degree. Be equipped for a professional career in music and with knowledge and practical skills in one or more fields in the sciences. The Bachelor of Music (Honours) produces professionally qualified musicians in various fields of specialisation. It is for those wanting to pursue a professional career in music, and integrates the development of practical skills with theoretical and historical musical knowledge. The science component develops skills in communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and scientific technical skills. Students can choose majors that complement their music studies or broaden their knowledge in other scientific fields. They can select their science studies from one of the broadest choices of science disciplines in Australia. For more information, visit Bachelors of Music (Hons)/Science at UQ.


Refer to Bachelor of Science.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Earth and Environmental Science (Units 3 and 4, C); Audition

Fixed closing date

All applications for audition must be received by the School of Music by 19 August 2024. QTAC applications for this program close 30 September 2024.

Additional entry requirements

Audition and pass in a test of practical ability and musicianship skills – applicants must nominate their preferred audition instruments (up to two) or intention to study composition on their QTAC application. See the School of Music’s for the list of permitted audition instruments as well as the application form for audition, which must be submitted directly to the School of Music. For the Bachelor of Music (Honours)/Bachelor of Science the offer round is 11 January 2024. Applicants must ensure they order their preferences accordingly. Refer to

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Career opportunities

Refer to Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Bachelor of Science.

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Start Date
Offer rounds

23 Dec 2024

CSP/$8100 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time

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