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MUS9001 : Music MLitt Research Assignments (FT)

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Christopher Tarrant
  • 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: 40
Semester 2 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 40.0
European Credit Transfer System


To enable students to undertake independent research of circumscribed scale at postgraduate level in preparation for PhD study.

Outline Of Syllabus


Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision110:0010:00PIP or synchronous online as agreed with supervisor
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1790:00790:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The component will be delivered through supervision with a relevant member of staff with research expertise in the field. The subject matter for the research assignments, the scope of the assignments and appropriate research methodologies and approaches will be determined in consultation between the student, the programme director and any other member(s) of academic staff who may undertake supervision of the assignments. The assignments chosen will take into account the interests and previous experience of the student, including any plans s/he may have for future PhD study, the academic traditions of the subject and opportunities for cross-disiplinary work where appropriate. Research assignments will be available in a number of areas related to the research expertise of ICMUS staff

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1A50See details below
Written exercise2A50See details below
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment methods have been designed to test the intended skills and knowledge outcomes.

Candidates submit 2,3 or 4 pieces of work as agreed with their supervisor and with a total combined word length of between 16,000 and 24,000 words including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography.

Reading Lists