Skip to Content


Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course provides students with a thorough grounding in advanced research skills relevant to all three sub-disciplines (i.e., composition, performance and musicology) and highlights the interrelationships between them.  Students will acquire the skills which will underpin work done for the Extended Project and which will also relate to the Music Research Seminar course. The function and purpose of research proposals will also be addressed and students will submit (as assessment for this course) a proposal which relates directly to their specialism.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Jonathan Cameron

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Master of Music (Studied) or Master of Music in Vocal Music (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The syllabus will include topics from the following list: Research Proposals, Introduction to Archival Research, Editing and Editions, Programming and Recital Etiquette, Composition as Research, Composition and Analysis, Performance as Research, Musicology in terms of Performance, Presentation of Research.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Music
  • Master of Music in Vocal Music

Contact Teaching Time

48 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Research proposal (100%).

Formative Assessment




Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.