Professional Project (Musicology)

Subject MUSI40071 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
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: 6 hours comprising one 1-hour seminar per fortnight (alternating with Dissertation seminar).
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:

This subject involves completing

  • preparation of an abstract suitable for submission to a musicological conference, such as the Musicological Society of Australia national or chapter conferences; attendance at half a day of the conference, and the preparation of a written report on a conference session;
  • 20 hours supervised research assistance for an archive, library, institution or scholar.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subjects students will gain

  • skills to be able to plan and construct a conference paper
  • ability and self-confidence to present a lucid oral presentation
  • ability to assess scholarly presentations
  • ability to carry out a prescribed research task
  • knowledge of what is required to submit work to a scholarly publication
  • One conference abstract (due in during the semester, of approx 150 words) (5%);
  • One 1000 word written conference report, due end of semester (20%);
  • One book review of 1500 words, due week 10 (35%);


  • One 1500 word report on what was achieved on the research project, due end of the semester (40%).
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 will 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 Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Musicology/Ethnomusicology Specialisation (BH-MUS)
Tailored Program (BH-MUS)

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