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MUS8101 : Music Masters Research Training

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Christopher Tarrant
  • Lecturer: Professor Ian Biddle, Dr William Edmondes, Professor David Clarke, Professor Magnus Williamson, Mrs Lucy Keating, Dr Larry Zazzo
  • Owning School: Arts & Cultures
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


To provide MLitt students with generic research training
To undertake practical investigation

A series of workshop seminars will introduce and develop issues of library skills, writing about music, literature review, qualitative research and public presentation skills.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module is mandatory to MMus and MLitt students and is not available to other students

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching92:0018:00Seminars - PIP or synchronous online in case of lockdown
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1182:00182:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Weekly seminars will be synchronous and online, but may respond to non-sychronous lecture presentations uploaded by staff is appropriate to the topic that week. These seminars introduce relevant issues, provide pointers for research and promote discussion.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A1004,000 to 6,000 word literature/repertoire review
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Written submission applies to the techniques introduced during the course and enables the student to evaluate their own field of research and to find their own position within it.

Reading Lists