Undergraduate

Music and Society

Develop your skills and expertise in thinking critically about music.

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Graduates will gain skills applicable to a range of creative and theoretical professions. Some may pursue careers as an Arts and Cultural sector worker, a cultural historian or discover a role within a community organisation
Graduates will gain skills applicable to a range of creative and theoretical professions. Some may pursue careers as an Arts and Cultural sector worker, a cultural historian or discover a role within a community organisation

Further Study

After completing the Music and Society major, you can pursue further studies at honours level or complete a PhD in Music Research. 
After completing the Music and Society major, you can pursue further studies at honours level or complete a PhD in Music Research. 

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$45,800.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

Discover a broad range of styles and contexts, encompassing Music's histories, social and political meanings and performance and listening practices. 

About the course

The Music and Society major develops your skills and expertise in thinking critically about music. Broaden your studies and discover Music’s broad range of styles and contexts.

Music and Society

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2024
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Multi-mode
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-MUSMS
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Music and Society
Status
  • Available 2024
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Multi-mode
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-MUSMS
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests. 

Why study this course?

Broaden your learning and study this major alongside many different degrees at UWA. This unique offering is for anyone wanting to add critical thought in music and culture to their learning experience.

You'll learn to

  1. Discover broad historical perspectives on the nature and contexts of music and the relevance of historical and stylistic conventions from various periods.
  2. Develop transferable skills in research, critical thinking and communication which enable successful tertiary study, and facilitate further study and lifelong learning.
  3. Critically engage with, and interpret key texts and works from, a range of music sub-disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate a socio-cultural and historically sensitive perspective of various forms of music and music cultures.
 

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelors degrees.