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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

MU3521, MU4020 and MU401C are three closely related courses that sit at the core of the Music and Communities Programme, and the vocational experience that the programme strives to provide.These courses bring together the academic and practical aspects of designing, implementing and delivering a major community based project. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr Christopher Gray

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities) (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

MU3521 is based on Judith Sachs writing on innovative professional development, which supports the writing of a major project proposal. This proposal is then negotiated and delivered in full in MU401C. Dissertation in Music and Communities provides an in-depth contextual analysis of the placement environment chosen in MU3521 and implemented in MU401C.

Students will be supported to develop creative, research and business practice skills. They will be required to collaborate on and develop a project proposal for a music and communities context which will directly inform the field of work to be subsequently undertaken in MU 401C (Placement 3) and MU 4097 (Dissertation in Music and Communities).

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: One 3,500 word or equivalent multi media assignment (100%).

Resit: One new 3,500 word or equivalent multi media assignment (100%).

Formative Assessment

Three 500 word MyAberdeen forum posting(s) including appropraite comments on peers' proposals.


Formative - Written feedback will be provided by peers and tutors given through the appropriate discussion forums on MyAberdeen. Summative - Annotated scripts and written feedback forms.

Course Learning Outcomes


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