About this course
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Apply the best practices of local, national and international standards in their professional performance in their chosen specialisation;
- Pursue an informed program of independent further study in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
- Provide leadership in the profession in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
- Use current technologies and assimilate the potential of emerging technologies to facilitate and heighten the dissemination of skills, knowledge and information;
- Value and participate in projects requiring teamwork.
On completion of the Musicology or Ethnomusicology stream, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research in music;
- Present their research in publishable form or work towards incorporating their findings in further research;
- Proceed to the PhD if their MMus thesis has demonstrated appropriate research potential;
- Apply the experience gained in their training to the practical needs of society as appropriate.
The University expects its research masters graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
- An ability to initiate research projects and to formulate viable research questions;
- A demonstrated capacity to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project;
- An ability to manage time to maximise the quality of research;
- An understanding of the major contours of international research in the research area;
- A capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature;
- Well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline
- The ability to analyse research data within a changing disciplinary environment;
- The capacity to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication;
- An understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area; * A profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of research and scholarship;
- A capacity to co-operate with other researchers;
- An ability to manage information effectively, including the application of computer systems and software where appropriate to the student's field of study.
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wider variety of contexts.
Last updated: 10 November 2023