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Course Overview

This course will introduce students to basic research methods and project planning in preparation for a final year dissertation project. Topics covered include developing a research topic, research proposals, project management, identification of primary and secondary sources, literature reviews, referencing and bibliographies. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Jonathan Cameron

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Education (ED) or Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will introduce students to basic research methods. It will explore different categories of research in Music, and will provide a guide to formulating a research topic.

It will also cover bibliographic tools, research planning and organization, research presentation (including referencing).

Further Information & Notes

This course is intended for students writing a dissertation in Music in their fourth year.

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: Continuous assessment: Research Proposal of 2,500 words (100%).

Resit: Research Proposal of 2,500 words (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Oral feedback and advice will be provided to students during the course to enable them to select a suitable dissertation topic.

Course Learning Outcomes


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