RESEARCH TRAINING A - 2018/9
Module code: MUSM054
The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the skills required for musicological work at Master’s level.
Music and Media
MARK Christopher (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: W300
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Seminars providing a postgraduate introduction to research methods and skills and to contemporary critical theories relevant to musicological research.
Seminars given by visiting speakers
Discussions reflecting on the methodologies employed by the research seminars given by visiting speakers.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||1500-WORD WRITTEN CRITIQUE||30|
|Coursework||3500-WORD BOOK REVIEW||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of key issues in recent musicological debates.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
1500-Word Written Critique (30%)
3500-Word Book Review (70%)
1500-Word Written Critique
Detailed written feedback will be provided within three weeks of both the submission of the formative and summative assessment.
Verbal feedback will be given to contributions during class discussions as well as individual tutorials on coursework essay plans.
- Development of skills in writing and oral presentation of research
- Framing research questions
- Development of library skills
- Development of basic/general and specialist computer skills
- Introduce students to issues of performative writing.
|001||The ability to summarize accurately and analyse critically the strengths and weaknesses of musicological arguments and debates||KC|
|002||The ability to identify appropriate methodologies for particular issues||KC|
|003||A critical awareness of what constitutes effective musicological writing||KC|
|004||An understanding of what constitutes musicological evidence||KC|
|005||Communicate and present ideas effectively||PT|
|007||Organise and plan own work||T|
|008||Adopt a proactive approach to problem solving||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Develop students’ skills in musicology to the level required for successful work at Masters’ level.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Seminars, workshops, tutorials
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 RESEARCH TRAINING A : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/musm054
Programmes this module appears in
|Music (Musicology) MMus||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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.