Subject 740-462 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 37.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Year Long, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 fortnightly one-hour seminar plus regular consultation with the appointed supervisor
Total Time Commitment: 180 hours per semester

740-359 Musicological Research Methods 1 or 740-432 The Ethnography of Music, or equivalent by permission of the coordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Kerry Rosaleen Murphy
Subject Overview:

Students will conceive, plan and execute a substantial research project, and present a paper at a conference organized by the Faculty mid-way through the year.


On completion of this subject students should:

  • demonstrate a command of both standard literature and writings at the current scholarly forefront of the chosen field
  • develop the capacity for independent and original research and the ability to, plan and execute a substantial research project.

Students are required to attend twelve seminars during the year (5%); a 12000 word dissertation due no later than 5.00 pm on the last day of Semester 2 (95%); and to present two work-in-progress reports.

Prescribed Texts:

A Dissertation Guidelines Handbook will be available prior to the commencement of semester.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • a capacity for independent critical thought
  • an openness to new ideas
  • knowledge, skills and practices that provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music
Graduate Diploma in Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Music History

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