Subject MUSI40025 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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.


Prof Kerry Murphy



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: Musicology/Ethnomusicology Specialisation (BH-MUS)

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