Postgraduate Studies - MA, MPhil, PhD
Postgraduate Studies in Music
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Music
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA) in Music Programme (1-year full-time or 2-years part-time)
Both full-time and part-time students will attend classes on weekday evenings and/or on weekends, depending on the schedule of the courses offered. Summer courses may be offered during summer according to the course offering schedule.
Programme Structure
Core Elective Courses Research Methods in Music 9 Units
Music Technology
Creativity in Music
Psychology and Sociology in Music
Music in Chinese and Other Societies
(choose any 3 courses only from the above (3 units each)
Elective Courses Choose 7 courses on offer (3 units each) 21 Units
Total number of units required 30 Units

Note that not all elective courses will be offered in a given academic year.
All courses are taught by experienced music professors and distinguished visiting academics from all over the world. The areas of expertise of Music faculty members comprise teaching and research in choral conducting, piano pedagogy, composition, electro-acoustic music, early childhood music, music history and analysis, technology in music education, psychology and sociology of music, comparative music education, voice analysis, and the teaching of Chinese music.
Admission and Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants should possess:
  • a bachelor¡¦s degree in music with at least second class honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; OR
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Non-local applicants whose bachelor¡¦s degree was awarded by an institution/university where the medium of instruction was not English, are required to fulfill the English Language Requirements of a score of 6 or above in IELTS, or 74 (internet-based) / 203 (computer-based) / 537 (paper-based) in TOEFL.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview and/or a written test.
Application Methods
  1. On-line application: Please visit the website of Graduate School
  2. Application period for M.A. in Music: 2 January 2015 to 30 June 2015
MPhil and PhD (Field of Study: Music)
These are both 'research postgraduate' programs that allow students considerable freedom to work with their advisors on their own areas of special interest. Topics may be traditional research oriented topics and/or combined with composition, performance, or other less traditional areas.

Advanced students with interests in research postgraduate studies may submit an application by 1 December each year for entry in the following academic year. It is advisable to have a thoroughly prepared proposal for a research project. Applicants should note the requirements for admission set out by Graduate School.

Please visit the website of Graduate School for more details of the MPhil & PhD.
M.A. Programme Director Dr. David Francis Urrows
Associate Professor
Course Code Course Course Instructor
Semester 1
MUS7260 Research Methods in Music Dr. Kawai Chan
MUS7270 Music Technology Dr. Anthony Y S Cheng
MUS7370 Music in Chinese and Other Societies Dr. Austin H K Yip
MUS7310 Choral Pedagogy Dr. Po-Kwan Law
MUS7350 Piano Pedagogy Dr. Kawai Chan
MUS7430 Music in Early Childhood Dr. Winsor C W Chan
MUS7500 Issues in the Study of Popular Music: Rock Music in Global Perspective Dr. Stella S C Lau
Semester 2
MUS7270 Music Technology Dr. Anthony Y S Cheng
MUS7280 Creativity in Music Dr. Kawai Chan
MUS7290 Psychology & Sociology in Music Prof. Wai-Chung Ho
MUS7300 Curriculum Development and Music Materials Dr. Daniel Ng
MUS7360 Pedagogy Workshop Dr. Karl Lo
MUS7390 Composition Seminar Dr. Austin H K Yip
MUS7440 Current Practices in Early Childhood Music Education Ms. Fanny Chung
MUS7460 Sources, Genres & Performance: Historical Perspectives Dr. Kawai Chan
MUS7480 Advanced Studies in Chinese Music Prof. Zhang Boyu
For Postgraduate Studies in Music
Tel: 3411 5161
Fax: 3411 7870
Address: Rm AST801, Sing Tao Building
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
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