Module code: MUS3068

Module Overview

The module provides you with the opportunity to undertake an independent, in-depth research project into an area of professional practice. Using appropriate research methodologies you will investigate a topic and present a written report on your area of interest.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

MARK Chris (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Professional Training Placement at Level P

Module content

The module is self-directed by you with guidance and tutorial support (maximum 10 hours per student). The choice of topic for investigation may arise from your professional experience at Level P; it may be a response to a request from a professional organisation for a piece of research; or it may be a subject independently identified by you. The area for investigation will be identified early in Semester 1 and you will be expected to undertake primary and secondary research as necessary throughout Semester 1 and part of Semester 2, with the latter part of the second semester devoted to analysing the research and writing up the investigation.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK (7000 WORDS) 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop subject knowledge, analytical skills, transferrable skills and professional skills.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Coursework – written submission of 7,000 words (addressing learning outcomes 1–8).

Formative assessment and feedback

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to you in tutorials as required. ¿

Module aims

  • The module aims to develop appropriate research and investigative skills, providing space for you to identify, scope and research a topic which you find interesting and worthy of further investigation, undertaking primary research as necessary.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Identify, define, construct, articulate and report upon an area of practice in an appropriate format.
2 Use appropriate methodologies for investigation and research.
3 Articulate the relevance of the topic researched to current professional practice.
4 Explain your research to professional practitioners.
5 Undertaking primary and secondary research. T
6 Presenting research logically, clearly and concisely. T
7 Critical thinking. T
8 Report writing. T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to further students’ knowledge of and critical engagement with an aspect of music/arts administration.

The learning and teaching methods include:

• Lectures.

• Discussion.

• Independent preparation and research.

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.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Music BMus (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% 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 2019/0 academic year.