DISSERTATION B - 2018/9
Module code: MUS3056
The purpose of this module is to provide you with the opportunity to develop further the skills and experience you acquired in essay-writing at level HE5.
Music and Media
VOLIOTI Georgia (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: W300
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Permission of module convenor.
Indicative content includes:
- An initial plenary session in which the purpose of the module will be outlined and advice given on planning and suitable topics.
- An initial tutorial with the module co-ordinator to determine your topic and supervisor.
- A progress tutorial with the module co-ordinator to determine progress at the end of semester 1
- Tutorials with your supervisor.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||8000 WORD DISSERTATION||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Demonstrate ability to choose and shape a suitable dissertation project, construct appropriate research questions and conduct independent research. Students will further develop their essay-writing skills at an extended level.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
One 8,000-word dissertation [100%] (addresses learning outcomes: 1–8)
Formative assessment in this module includes:
- A progress review meeting with the module co-ordinator at the end of semester 1 based on the submission of a brief progress report.
- Discussion of draft work with dissertation supervisor.
- Feedback will be given at the progress review meeting with the module co-ordinator at the end of semester 1
- Feedback will be provided by the dissertation supervisor throughout the module
- To enable you to engage with a topic of your own choosing at a level of detail not otherwise offered on the programme.
- To foster an ability to structure an extended piece of writing.
|1||Write an abstract.|
|2||Research and write a detailed and precise bibliography.|
|3||Organize and structure a large-scale piece of written work employing the appropriate research methodology.|
|4||Explain and analyse in detail aspects of a topic chosen in consultation with the module co-ordinator.|
|5||The ability to work independently.||T|
|6||Cogent written argumentation.||T|
|7||Deconstruction of problems.||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 295
Tutorial Hours: 5
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Initial Plenary session
- Researching and writing an extended essay
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for DISSERTATION B : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mus3056
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.