Honours Thesis

Subject MUSI40086 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular consultation with the appointed supervisor
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours per semester

Prerequisites: None

Contingent on permission of the coordinator.

Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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 may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Prof Kerry Murphy


Kerry Murphy


Subject Overview:

Students will conceive, plan and execute a substantial research project (undertaken across MUSI40086: Honours Thesis 1 and MUSI40087: Honours Thesis 2)

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should have

  • Demonstrated the ability to conceive, plan and execute an independent research project;
  • Demonstrated a capacity to think originally and independently;
  • Shown a command of the standard literature related to their research; and
  • Demonstrated the ability to write in a scholarly manner.
  • Mid-year presentation at a work in progress seminar: End of Semester (Hurdle Requirement)
Prescribed Texts: None
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:

  • The ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex concepts and to express them lucidly in writing;
  • Knowledge, skills and practices which provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing; and
  • A capacity for self-directed learning and the ability to plan work and use time effectively in research-based activities.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music (Degree with Honours)

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