Module code: MUSM055

Module Overview

The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity of developing further the skills acquired in Research Training A. The context for this is the researching, planning, and delivery of a 20-minute presentation.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

MARK Christopher (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: W390

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Research Training A

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Writing for spoken presentation.

  • Techniques of presentation.

  • Group discussions of presentations in the Music seminar series.

  • Trial presentations of your paper’s Introduction in a workshop environment. 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation 20 MINUTE PRESENTATION 75
Coursework 1500-WORD SELFCRITIQUE 25

Alternative Assessment

3000-word essay (replacing the 20 minute presentation)

Assessment Strategy

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:

  • 20 Minute Presentation

  • 1500-Word Selfcritique

Formative assessment

5-minute practice presentation


Detailed written feedback will be provided within three weeks of the submission of the summative assessment. Immediate oral feedback will be given on the formative assessment.

Verbal feedback will be given to contributions during class discussions as well as individual tutorials on coursework essay plans.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

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.

  • Guided research.

  • Trial presentations

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

Reading list for RESEARCH TRAINING B :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Music (Musicology) MMus 2 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.