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MUSHONS 4001 - Honours Music Research Methodology

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week
Restriction: Available to students admitted to relevant Honours program or MA Creative Practice in Music Specialisation students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of BMus or equivalent/related undergraduate degree
Assumed Knowledge: Commensurate with a strong result in the completion of Level III of the degree of B.Mus or demonstrated equivalent (as appropriate)
Assessment: Research essay 80%, Research project topic proposal 15%, Oral presentation 5%

The primary purpose of the 6,000 word research paper is to provide preparation for postgraduate studies by research, whether in Composition, Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, Performance and Pedagogy, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Popular Music or Sonic Arts. Preparation of the research paper will be carried out under the supervision of the Honours Research Methodology Coordinator. Students are required to identify, articulate and investigate a research question relevant to one of the chosen specialisations listed above. There will be 12 research seminars in semester 1 in order to prepare students for this project. Students will be required to keep a weekly journal (2000 words weighted at 15%) documenting class discussion and including individual commentary. Students will be required to make class presentations on a regular basis as they prepare and construct the 6000 word research paper itself (weighted at 85%). Full-time and part-time students must undertake Honours Music Research Methodology as an unbroken sequence.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22434 SE01 10 5 26 Jul - 30 Aug Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
13 Sep - 13 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall
4 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Elder Hall, LG13, Bishop Hall