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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Music (MMus)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Music must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of the Bachelor of Music with Honours degree of the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)   satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in Music, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board, and
  (c)   been accepted by the Chairperson of Music.
2.   In exceptional cases, based on academic merit, candidates who have 30 points left to complete in order to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Music with Honours degree (or approved equivalent) may be permitted to enrol in the Master of Music. The Master of Music will not be deemed to have been completed until the qualifying degree has also been completed.
3.   Acceptance into the Master of Music degree is subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor for the programme of study required under section 5 of these regulations.
4.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for at least one year.
5.   Candidates must gain the equivalent of 120 points at Level 5 in Music, comprising either
  5.1   Advanced Performance Studies (120 points), or
  5.2   Composition Portfolio (120 points)
6.   A candidate whose work presented for the degree under section 5 of these regulations is considered by examiners not to be of a pass standard will have his or her work returned for resubmission at a later date. A candidate who has resubmitted his or her work under the provision of this section will not be eligible for the award of honours.
7.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division) or Second Class Honours (second division). The academic criteria for each class of honours are set out in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science Graduate Handbook.
8.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation and waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

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