Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Music or equivalent and 5.6 GPA with 6.0 GPA in two final year music literature courses and performance or composition study


Commencing in

Trimester 1

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Music (Honours) [BMus(Hons)], a student must acquire 80 credit points as specified below:

  • gain 20 credit points for the research design courses;
  • gain 40 credit points for the research project (dissertation OR dissertation plus creative output);
  • gain 20 credit points from the listed electives.

Note: There are no designated courses for the purposes of exclusion.


Classification of Honours

This degree with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I Honours
  • Class IIA Honours
  • Class IIB Honours
  • Class III Honours

The class of Honours to be awarded to each student in this degree will be determined by the relevant Assessment Board on the basis of a Program GPA and a minimum percentage for the Dissertation as outlined in the Calculation of Honours Classification section of the Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy.

The courses contributing to the minimum Honours Weighted Average (HWA) are 6000QCM_P1 Honours Research Project 1 and 6000QCM_P2 Honours Research Project 2.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 8 - Bachelor Honours Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.