Undergraduate Course: Dissertation in Music (MUSI10016)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students will research in depth some aspect of musical history or analysis of their own choosing and will write a c.10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation, under the supervision of a member of staff.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Research Methods in Music (MUSI10066)
||Other requirements|| This course can only be taken by 4th year students in Music.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Dissertation of c.10,000 to 12,000 words (100%).
||Students will receive formative feedback throughout the year from their supervisor.
Formative feedback is also provided for the presentation in week 10, Semester 1.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will have learned how to carry out systematic and extended research into a musical topic within the approach of a relevant discipline (e.g. musicology; music history; music sociology; music psychology)
- They will have gained experience in planning and writing a piece of extended written work.
- They will have learned how to synthesise information and views from a variety of sources.
- They will have learned how to present a dissertation, properly referenced and with bibliography, appendices and all necessary scholarly apparatus
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour per week for 2 weeks. Each semester begins with one hour-long class. Students are assigned to a supervisor who provides 8 x 30 minute tutorials over the year to support the individual programme of research, providing preparation advice, guidance and quality control.
Presentations are held in week 10, Semester 1
|Course organiser||Dr Elaine Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 8248
|Course secretary||Miss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422