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Course Overview

This course gives students an overarching view of the principal developments in Music from about 900 AD to the present day. This survey of music, which includes consideration of the changing roles of music in society, provides a framework to which students are able to relate more detailed and specialist historical studies of music. The course is based around a standard textbook and study skills are embedded within the course, including: guidance on listening to lectures/note-taking; reading and note-taking; essay writing; revision and examination technique

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Frauke Jurgensen

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Course Description

This course is taught across the whole session from week 12 to 44.

Further Information & Notes

This course is taught across the whole session from week 12 to 44.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: In-course assessment - two essays (66%); examination (34%).

Resit: Students resit the failed criteria within the failed assessment(s) or resit the examination.

Formative Assessment

Students will be assessed formatively throughout the course by means of short in-course assignments as well as being monitored on a regular basis by teaching staff.


Feedback will be given after the final course assignment and regularly throughout the "Writing about Music" component of the course.

Course Learning Outcomes


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