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MU4049: DISSERTATION IN MUSIC (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course will entail research work which will contribute to musicological understanding (at undergraduate level). Students will research a topic of their own choice (subject to approval), demonstrating knowledge and understanding of their chosen subject matter in the form of a 10,000 word dissertation. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jonathan Hicks

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Music (MU) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

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?

No

Course Description

Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved musicological topic.

The dissertation is an opportunity to manage a larger-scale project on a topic that interests you, and to demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research and study.

To get the most out of the supervision on offer, it is important:
• to work consistently throughout the year, organising your time efficiently;
• to be able to report on progress at each supervision;
• to have produced some work (not necessarily written) for each supervision that can be the focus of discussion within the group, or between you and the supervisor;
• to attend supervisions with a clear sense of what you hope to gain from them – for example, by bringing a list of questions and queries with you.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

You may receive feedback in the form of annotations to formative work. It is important to note that positive feedback on work in progress is no guarantee of any particular mark for the finished product. You will receive feedback on your final submission via a report form.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Essay

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Feedback

Your supervisor may require you to produce one or more pieces of written work (totalling approximately 1,500 words) during the course of the year.

Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Resit Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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