Research Paper

Subject MUSI90119 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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

Individual supervision.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Candidates will receive regular individual supervision as agreed with the supervisor (Year long)
Total Time Commitment: Not available




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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.


Prof Gary Mcpherson


Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

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Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and Music Student Centre


Subject Overview:

Candidates will pursue an independent, research-based study. The proposed topic must have the prior approval of the Head of School.

Candidates are to submit a written report of 8,000-10,000 words for assessment.

MUSI90119 is undertaken full-time over 2 semesters. Students wishing to complete their Research Project on a part-time basis over 4 semesters should enrol in MUSI90124 Research Paper (Part-Time) instead of MUSI90119.


On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • 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.

The research paper submitted by the candidate will be examined and graded by two examiners pursuant to Statute 12.1.

Candidates are required to present their research findings as a 20-minute paper to the Postgraduate Seminar during the second semester of enrolment.

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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 Studies by Coursework(Musicology/Ethnomusicology)

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