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Course Overview

The BMus (Hons) Community Music programme uniquely prepares students as informed and creative practitioners in the emerging field of Community Music. The compulsory suite of course for the BMus (Hons) Community Music programme are designed to fully complement and integrate with each other, bringing together academic and practical experiences. The student experience in each course is built around a participatory approach to learning and teaching, enabling students to fully engage with the stated learning outcomes. Teaching incorporates: contact time with lecturers (lectures, seminars and workshops), self-direct study and practical vocational experiences. Throughout the course students will be asked to undertake a variety of formative tasks including: self-directed research, reading and writing both descriptive and reflective, as well as practical vocational activities and online collaborations.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Ms Christine Aldred

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Bachelor Of Music With Honours (Community Music) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities)

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

This course is designed to give each student the opportunity to explore issues of context and practice through academic study in relation to the design, negotiation, implementation and evaluation of the major Community Music project to be undertaken in MU401C Professional Project - Practice.

Further Information & Notes

Students must have membership of Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 11, 14 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Two x 5,000 word essays (100%).

Resit: Dissertation of 10,000 words (100%).

Formative Assessment

Submission of 2,500 words in total as MyAberdeen discussion forum posting(s) including appropriate 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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