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Postgraduate Course: MMus Dissertation (MUSI11006)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryOn successful completion of coursework MMus students in Musicology and Musical Instrument Research prepare, under supervision, for the submission of a dissertation on a chosen topic. MMus Musicology students may also submit an edition of a musical document.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs n/a
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 582 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A disssertation of c. 15,000 words or an edition of a musical document accompanied by a commentary of c. 5,000 words. The dissertation should include the appropriate scholarly apparatus (such as footnoting, musical examples, tables, a properly-organised bibliograpy), utilising appropriate forms of word- and music-processing software.
Feedback Regular formative feedback will be given during meetings with the supervisor. Summative feedback will be given after the examination board meeting.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. On completion of this course, the student will be able to: Design and conduct an extended research project in music that contributes to expanding knowledge in the field.
  2. Utilise a range of research resources, including, for example and as appropriate, library, archival, recordings, scores and web-based material. You will also evaluate and deploy research methods appropriate and relevant to your project, your material as well as your research questions and aims.
  3. Devise a structured and intellectually sound argument, introducing research questions, examining a range of material, drawing conclusions, and assessing any possible shortcomings, unresolved issues or contradictions.
  4. Communicate research results transparently and convincingly to an academic audience.
Reading List
Dependent on individual dissertation topic.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Ability to self-manage a research project, including the ability to work both autonomously and to seek and integrate feedback from peers and superiors;
2. Ability to find, organise and evaluate relevant information;
3. Ability to deliver the project on time and in keeping with the stipulations.
Additional Class Delivery Information By arrangement with supervisor
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Elaine Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 8248
Course secretaryMiss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773
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