Discipline of Music

Music Postgraduate Modules (2024)


  1. BA Hons is a one year qualification
  2. Students select 4 modules each worth 32 credits and totaling 128 credits for the year (taking 2 modules per semester)
  3. The following modules are compulsory: Music Research Methods in the first semester, and Honours Project – Music (Long) in the second semester
  4. Please note the following: H1 after the module code denotes that the module is only available in the first semester module, H2 second semester, HB means that the module is available both semesters
  5. Please select your modules carefully bearing in mind that this is the foundation for your Masters, if you decide to continue.  Currently the MA programs are 100% research.
  6. There will be a compulsory orientation session on Friday 9th February in Bongani Mthethwa hall on the ground floor in Francis Stock Building (the room to the immediate left when you enter the Music Department) from 10:00am – 12:00noon
  7. If you have any questions, kindly contact Dr. Patricia Opondo (Academic Advisor, Postgraduate Studies) via email: opondop@ukzn.ac.za
MUSC7EV H1Ethnographic and Video DocumentationMUSC7EC H2Public Sector Ethnomusicology & Comm Development
MUSC7IA HBIndependent Study AMUSC7IB HBIndependent Study B
MUSC7LA H1Electro Acoustic Music 2AMUSC7LBElectro Acoustic Music 2B
MUSC7PM H1Thinking Popular MusicMUSC7PS H2Popular Music Production in Southern Africa
MUSC7RM H1Music Research: MethodsMUSC7RP HBHonours Project – Music (Long)
MUSC7SM H1SA Music: Traditional, Marabi & BeyondMUSC7TM H2Theorising Music & Society
MUSC7XA HBPerformance 2AMUSC7XB HBPerformance 2B