Subject MUSI40025 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 fortnightly one-hour seminar plus regular consultation with the appointed supervisor, over 2 semesters.
Total Time Commitment:

180 hours per semester.


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



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


Coordinator: kerryrm@unimelb.edu.au

Contact Centre
T: 13 MELB (6352)
E: 13melb@unimelb.edu.au

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre
E: mcm-ugrad@unimelb.edu.au
W: www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Students will conceive, plan and execute a substantial research project, and present a paper at a conference organised by the School of Music mid-way through the 2 semesters of enrolment.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Attendance at twelve seminars during the 2 semesters of enrolment (5%); a 12000 word dissertation due no later than 5.00 pm on the last day of the second semester of enrolment (95%); presentation of 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): Graduate Diploma in Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ethnomusicology

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