Module title: Dissertation

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: MUS10102
Module leader: Katrina Burton
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

Module code - MUS09100/MUS09103
Module title - Language and Structures of Music 3.1/3.2
Examples of equivalent learning - Any essay based module at level 9 in arts-related subject


Description of module content:

The module content, insofar as it is negotiated between a supervisor and an individual student, will reflect the interests of the latter and the expertise of the former. Research-active staff have much to offer in terms of a wide variety of specialisms, and staff engaged in scholarship activities and vocational work will offer different possibilities to you. The module is intensively student-centred, with guidance provided by the supervisor. You will engage in (and be guided in) research methods and resources, standard referencing practice and textual/musical critique to a high standard.

The module also contains two lectures on aspects of the final submission that will be new to you, writing an abstract and a literature review.



Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: deploy critical awareness and reflection in response to texts and other sources considered relevant to the chosen topic
LO2: appraise the views of scholars on particular topics, and to make effective use of these views in formulating original insights
LO3: manage a substantial piece of work, and to integrate arguments in a persuasive, coherent manner
LO4: work independently, taking the lead in the research topic and communicating this to the tutor.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - WALLIMAN, N. (2013) YOUR UNDERGRADUATE DISSERTATION: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR SUCCESS: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781446253199
Recommended - RIDLEY, D. (2012) THE LITERATURE REVIEW: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR STUDENTS: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781446201435
Recommended - BECKER, L. (2015) WRITING SUCCESSFUL REPORTS AND DISSERTATIONS: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2nd ed.
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