Introduction to Music Research 1

Subject MUSI90022 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours of classes per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Permission of the subject co-ordinator.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

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Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
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Subject Overview:

An introduction to the skills and techniques of musicological research, including such issues as: music bibliography; editorial practices; and archival practices, as well as the mechanics of dissertation writing.


On completion of this subject, students should:

  • Be aware of the variety of the resources and methodologies available for musicological research;
  • Have developed skills in advanced bibliographic management and increased their awareness of available research resources in various fields;
  • Have attained the research and writing skills prerequisite to writing a thesis.

Written projects totalling 5,000 words (90%); Attendance and participation in class (10%).

Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be available.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Music (Music Performance)
Master of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
Master of Music Studies by Coursework(Musicology/Ethnomusicology)

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