Core Module Information
Module title: Methodologies

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS11118
Module leader: Zack Moir
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will focus on the exploration, critique, and application of a range of methodologies that pertain to the chosen areas of investigation/practice of the student cohort. The purpose of this module is to get you to question the nature of your practice(s) and to conduct theoretical and practical critiques and analyses of a range of qualitative, quantitative, and practice-based/led methods appropriate to your scholarly/artistic work.

During this module, consideration will be given to epistemological and ontological issues in research (traditional and practice-based), philosophies of scholarly investigation, and approaches to the development of knowledge and creative work. Research ethics and integrity will also be a key focus.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically engage with the concept of methodology and the relationship between method and context in relation to scholarly and/or artistic practice.

LO2: Develop and rationalise the use of a methodological approach for your own practice.

LO3: Plan methodological approaches for investigation in your chosen field/discipline.

LO4: Effectively communicate your methodological intentions to peers, participants, and specialists, respectively.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Zack Moir
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 2 3 4 14/15 HOURS= 00.25
Essay 50 1 2 3 4 12 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Methodologies (MA Music)