Broaden your career prospects by studying Music and Advanced Science together. This double degree gives you a specialist qualification in music as well as advanced-level qualifications in science.

 

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
On Campus
Award
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
Commencing Terms
Term 1
Duration (Full Time)
6 Year(s)

Broaden your career prospects by studying Music and Advanced Science together. This double degree gives you a specialist qualification in music as well as advanced-level qualifications in science.

Music courses provide training in one of four streams: music creative practice, musicology, sonic arts and music pedagogy. All streams are supported by a variety of large and small, Western and non-Western music ensembles as well as extensive opportunities for developing musicianship. The Advanced Science component is designed to challenge you in critical thinking, research and innovation. 

You will study foundation courses, which may include subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics and maths, before choosing majors where you will get to explore what inspires you most.

In your final year, you will undertake a supervised research project and, in some cases, advanced-level coursework as part of the Honours course.

Why study at UNSW?

  • Be supported by our diverse, open and inclusive Arts, Design & Architecture community.
  • Learn through research-informed teaching
  • Prioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2020.
  • Benefit from strong industry links and partnerships
  • Access world class alumni connections
  • Join a global top 50 university (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Join a community that’s part of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities
Program Code
3458
CRICOS Code
088849A
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
422531
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
288
Indicative Enrolments
12

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2021 Lowest Selection Rank

93.00 + [Audition]

 

2021 A Levels

17 + [Audition]

 

2021 IB Diploma

36 + [Audition]

 

2021 Lowest ATAR

85.7

    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Assumed knowledge

Applicants are expected to have reached the level of at least Grade 7 AMEB Performance (or equivalent) and Music 2; or Grade 6 AMEB Musicianship (or equivalent); or HSC Music Extension.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Pathway programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Study areas

    • Music Creative Practice
    • Sonic Arts
    • Music Pedagogy
    • Musicology
    • Anatomy
    • Bioinformatics
    • Genetics
    • Molecular and Cell Biology
    • Ecology
    • Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Climate Systems Science
    • Climate Dynamics
    • Geography
    • Earth Science
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Advanced Physical Oceanography
    • Materials Science
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Marine and Coastal Science
    • Neuroscience
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physiology
    • Advanced Physics
    • Psychology
    • Vision Science
    • Anatomy
    • Palaeosciences
    • Molecular Biology
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Climate Science
    • Physical Geography
    • Geology
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Immunology
    • Marine Science
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physiology
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Vision Science
    • Music creative practice
    • Musicology
    • Sonic arts
    • Music pedagogy

Full program structure

Potential careers

  • Musician
  • Researcher
  • Sound designer
  • Work in start-up innovation companies
Find Your Career Match

At UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture we want you to love what you do - and that means choosing a degree that will help you secure a job you love.

Find out which careers suit your personality type best and how we can help you get there.

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How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$7,950*

Commonwealth Supported Place. Multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$43,200*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$279,270*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

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