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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 Jeremy Coleman

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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 11, 13 - 17

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

One x 5,000 word essay

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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