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Doctor of Philosophy (Music Performance) for 2015

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Why study Doctor of Philosophy (Music Performance)?

Your degree will consist of a research thesis (or alternative approved outputs) and will require the completion of research training activities or coursework.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3-4 years equivalent full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Research Training Scheme (RTS)
RTS places are available to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

Throughout the year

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 4088

CRICOS code: 072749C

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Contact

Arts HDR Admissions
Email: Arts.Research.Degree@monash.edu

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3-4 years equivalent full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 28,400 AUD

Intakes

Throughout the year

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 4088

CRICOS code: 072749C

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

For enquiries contact the Monash University Institute for Graduate Research
Telephone: +61 3 9905 1538
Email: research.degrees@monash.edu

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Admission to the PhD (Music Performance) will require one of the following qualifications in music performance or a related field as well as substantial documented professional experience in the field:

  • a four year Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with an overall result of H2A or above (normally with a research component in the fourth year) or
  • an Australian or New Zealand master's preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with an overall result of H2A or above or
  • an Australian or New Zealand coursework master's degree with a significant research component graded at Distinction or above, and an overall result of H2A or above or
  • an Australian or New Zealand research master's degree with an overall result of H2A or above or
  • a qualification considered equivalent to one of the above (a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with substantial professional experience in the field in the form of publications, performances and collaborations that may be evaluated by a group of peers who are experts in their respective fields).

Applicants will be required to perform a 30 minute audition followed by a 30 minute interview. In the case of overseas or interstate applicants, a video recording of a performance will be accepted for consideration in lieu of an audition. The audition process requires the nomination of two references from referees who can speak to both an applicant's academic training as well as performance abilities.

Applicants must also submit evidence of practical work in the field which will include the following:

1. A representative selection of the candidate's performance work, in the practice genre in which the candidate proposes to work (i.e. audio and/or visual recordings and performance highlights).

2. A research proposal of 2-3 pages addressing the following headings -

i. Research question

ii. Background to the research

iii. Aims of the research

iv. Methodologies of the research

v. Examples of comparative practice as research and associated literature

vi. Proposed structure of the performance project

3. A cover letter explaining the candidate's interest in the degree and a curriculum vitae outlining the candidate's professional interests, previous performance projects, and publications, if any.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Semester two (July)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Admission to the PhD (Music Performance) will require one of the following qualifications in music performance or a related field as well as substantial documented professional experience in the field:

  • a four year Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with an overall result of H2A or above (normally with a research component in the fourth year) or
  • an Australian or New Zealand master's preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with an overall result of H2A or above or
  • an Australian or New Zealand coursework master's degree with a significant research component graded at Distinction or above, and an overall result of H2A or above or
  • an Australian or New Zealand research master's degree with an overall result of H2A or above or
  • a qualification considered equivalent to one of the above (a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with substantial professional experience in the field in the form of publications, performances and collaborations that may be evaluated by a group of peers who are experts in their respective fields).

Applicants will be required to perform a 30 minute audition followed by a 30 minute interview. In the case of overseas or interstate applicants, a video recording of a performance will be accepted for consideration in lieu of an audition. With regard to the audition process, 2 (two) references are required from referees who can speak to both an applicant's academic training as well as performance abilities.

Applicants must also submit evidence of practical work in the field in a portfolio which will include the following:

1. A representative selection of the candidate's performance work, in the practice genre in which the candidate proposes to work (i.e. Audio and/or visual recordings).

2. A research proposal of 2-3 pages addressing the following headings -

i. Research question

ii. Background to the research

iii. Aims of the research

iv. Methodologies of the research

v. Examples of comparative practice as research and associated literature

vi. Proposed structure of the performance project

3. A covering letter explaining the candidate's interest in the degree and a CV outlining the candidate's professional interests, previous performance projects, and publications if any.

Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 7.0, with a minimum score of 7 for the writing module, and at least 6 for other individual bands, or TOEFL 600, TWE 5.0

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Semester two (July)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.