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Dissertation Part 1 (MUSI40104)

HonoursPoints: 18.75On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeMUSI40104
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students will conceive, plan and execute a substantial research project, and present a paper at a conference organised by the School of Music mid-way through the 2 semesters of enrolment.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • demonstrate a command of both standard literature and writings at the current scholarly forefront of the chosen field
  • develop the capacity for independent and original research and the ability to, plan and execute a substantial research project

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • a capacity for independent critical thought
  • an openness to new ideas
  • knowledge, skills and practices that provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

740-359 Music Research or 740-432 The Ethnography of Music, or equivalent by permission of the coordinator.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

MUSI40025

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

This assessment statement applies to the entire enrolment across Parts 1 and 2 of the subject (i.e. MUSI40104 and MUSI40105 together).

  • Attendance at twelve seminars during the 2 semesters of enrolment (5%)
  • A 12000 word dissertation due no later than 5.00 pm on the last day of the second semester of enrolment (95%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • Presentation of two work-in-progress reports

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorKerry Murphy
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOne fortnightly 1-hour seminar plus regular consultation with the appointed supervisor, over 2 semesters.
    Total time commitment360 hours
    Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
    Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
    Census date31 March 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
    Assessment period ends23 June 2017

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorKerry Murphy
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOne fortnightly 1-hour seminar plus regular consultation with the appointed supervisor, over 2 semesters.
    Total time commitment360 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

360 hours (overall total for enrolment in Part 1 and Part 2 across consecutive study periods)

Additional delivery details

This subject continues over two consecutive study periods, with students first enrolling in MUSI40104 Dissertation Part 1 and then subsequently enrolling in MUSI40105 Dissertation Part 2, for a total enrolment of 37.5 credit points. Students will receive an overall result for the subject following completion of the two-subject sequence.

Information provided on this page applies to Part 1 and Part 2 of the subject (MUSI40104 and MUSI40105).

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    A Dissertation Guidelines Handbook will be available prior to the commencement of semester.

  • Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.

Last updated: 26 October 2018