UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Master of Music International Pedagogy (coursework)

The Master of Music International Pedagogy is designed to prepare students to be among the most sophisticated scholars, musicians and educators. In their pursuit of excellence, students will acquire essential skills and knowledge through the analysis and application of a variety of studies. These include the basic tenets of educational psychology, philosophy, music pedagogy, as well as internationally recognised topics critically important to preparing students for further research in music. This degree utilises a cohort-based approach to develop student-centred learning environments where collaboration becomes an essential component to student success.

The course is delivered predominantly online, with two residential components to be taken before completion. It is essential that students undertaking this course have access to a community or school based choir, band, orchestra or other ensemble on a regular basis. It is each student's responsibility to arrange this.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Music International Pedagogy (coursework)
Award abbreviationMMusIP
Course code12570
Course typemaster's degree by coursework only
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Arts
Intake periodsBeginning of year only
Attendance typefull-time only
Credit points required72
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration1.5 years
Time limit5 years
Delivery modemulti-mode
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Dr Alan Lourens

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (72 points):

S1MUSC5001Curriculum and Practice: Creativity in the Classroom
S1MUSC5002Curriculum Foundations
S1MUSC5003Foundations in Music Pedagogy
S1MUSC5004Instructional Design
S1MUSC5005International Music Methodologies
S1MUSC5006Music Education: A Catalyst for Social Change
S1MUSC5007Rehearsal and Classroom Music Pedagogy
S1MUSC5008Research and Literature Review
S1MUSC5009Research Literacy (12 points)
S1MUSC5010Synthesis of Research and Music Pedagogy (12 points)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.



Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;


(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.