Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Music, General
Description: The Music program gives students a thorough grounding in the four fundamental areas of music instruction – theory, general musicianship, history and performance – and allows them to focus on specific areas of interest, such as music education, history or theory.

The Music Cognition program provides music students the opportunity to explore exciting new research into how music is perceived in the brain and how it intersects with other aspects of intellectual development. The educational applications of these discoveries will also be considered.

URL: Music and Another Subject (BA) (Combined Honours) at McMaster University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $27,151

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Enrolment #: 30
Careers: Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75 to 78
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Before an offer of admission into the Music program is granted, applicants will need to come to the University for an audition. The audition consists of three tests: aural, performance and theory tests.