Postgraduate Course: MMus Dissertation (MUSI11006)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||On 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| n/a
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
||Regular formative feedback will be given during meetings with the supervisor. Summative feedback will be given after the examination board meeting.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Communicate research results transparently and convincingly to an academic audience.
|Dependent on individual dissertation topic.|
|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
|Course organiser||Dr Morag Grant
|Course secretary||Miss Laura Varga
Tel: (0131 6)50 2430