Minor Thesis

Subject MUSI90181 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 0
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular individual supervision
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
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.


Assoc Prof Linda Kouvaras


Faculty of VCA and MCM
VCA and MCM Research Office
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Royal Pde
Parkville Campus

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352) or 9035 9175
Email: vcamcm-research@unimelb.edu.au
Web: mcm.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject is undertaken across 3 semesters of candidature (full time) or 6 semesters of candidature (part time).

To undertake a research project and prepare a thesis of between 20,000 and 25,000 words. The thesis topic must be approved and any variation to the topic must be negotiated with your supervisor.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the subject students should have acquired a detailed knowledge of scholarship in the area of their research, the necessary skills to conduct a research project, and a capacity to evaluate, interpret and report in a manner that demonstrates a high level of independent thought.


100%: Candidates must submit within the period of candidature three copies of the thesis for examination pursuant to Statute 12.5.1.

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 the subject students will have developed:

  • Intellectual curiosity, including understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of research activity;
  • Ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex concepts, and to express them lucidly whether orally or in writing;
  • Knowledge, skills and practices, which provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research based writing;
  • Capacity for self-directed learning and ability to plan work and use time effectively.
Links to further information: http://gradresearch.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Master of Music (Musicology/Ethnomusicology)

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