Master of Music Research

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1

About this program

This degree, designed for the most promising performers and music industry professionals in the country, will help you develop high-level skills in musical practice and research. You will receive advanced musical training and be encouraged to adopt a reflective professional practice. You will have opportunities for innovative research and creative accomplishment and learn in your working environment.

Attendance information

This program is available to Domestic and International students at the South Bank campus.

The program will be offered full-time or part-time to Griffith University students.

Attendance will be on-campus at QCGU South Bank campus.

The course Music Production and Presentation will be offered through blended learning approaches incorporating face-to-face contact and online tasks. Supervision will similarly take place through face-to-face sessions and on-line engagement.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will be equipped to undertake further study, performance and research opportunities. Potential careers include solo performer, chamber musician, orchestral musician, music studio teacher, university lecturer, arts administrator. Students who successfully complete the Master of Music Research will be eligible to apply for entry to doctoral research programs.

Pathways to further study

Students who successfully complete the Master of Music Research program will be eligible to apply for entry to doctoral research programs.

Additional fee information

Domestic research candidates

Domestic candidates who are admitted to this Higher Degree Research (HDR) program are exempt from tuition fees. Candidates will be provided a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset supplemented by tuition fee support from Griffith University.