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MU5523: RESEARCH COMMUNICATION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 27 Oct 2022 19:20


Course Overview

This course provides students with an applied understanding of research communication skills relevant to all six study paths (community music, composition, music education, musicology, performance, and sonic arts).  Students will engage directly with current issues in music research, experiencing and critiquing different methods of written, recorded, and oral communication. The course is structured around the departmental Music Research Seminars, but students are also expected to attend other seminar and/or events relevant to their own research practice.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jane Forner

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

  • Music (MU)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

There are many ways to communicate research and MMus students will already be familiar with some of these methods, such as essays and oral presentations. This course offers an opportunity for students to learn, first hand, how current music research is communicated by a range of academic and practitioners whose work intersects with all six of the MMus study paths (community music, composition, music education, musicology, performance, and sonic arts). Course meetings are structured around the departmental Music Research Seminars, which take place fortnightly during term time. Students will prepare for these Seminars by attending discussion groups focussed on the work of upcoming speakers. In addition, students will be expected to attend other seminars and/or events relevant to their own research practice. By attending and participating in several such events, students will develop their understanding of different methods in research communication. This, in turn, will help students to decide how best to communicate their own research. During the course students will be required to offer short presentations to hone their skills, build their confidence, and experiment with different approaches.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback provided in writing at end of course following formative mid-term report.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Critical report on any one Research Seminar

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be given in the May exam diet, even if the work is submitted earlier. This will give students a chance to withdraw a submitted report and replace it with another one (without any grade penalty) if they choose to respond to a research seminar later in the academic session.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

30 mins presentation and 15 mins Q&A/discussion

Feedback will be given in the May exam diet, even if the work is submitted earlier. This will give students a chance to withdraw a submitted report and replace it with another one (without any grade penalty) if they choose to respond to a research seminar later in the academic session.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

30-minute Recorded Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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