2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
MUSS5134M Individual Project
30 creditsClass Size: 20
Module manager: Dr Ian Sapiro
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Module replacesMUSS3130, MUSS3131, MUSS3132
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module allows students to pursue an independent research project in an area of music such as musicology, composition, music psychology, aesthetics, archival studies, music technology or performance. Projects are agreed in negotiation with an appointed supervisor, and in most cases students will attend teaching on an existing module to develop relevant skills and knowledge. Students are supported by a combination of group seminars and individual supervisions, and devise the criteria on which the research project is to be assessed in consultation with staff.
ObjectivesThe Individual Project module aims to give students the opportunity to pursue a project in an area of music in which they have a strong interest. Students will gain experience of devising and carrying out a small research project, formulating the nature of both the project aims and the format of the submission in consultation with a supervisor.
On completion of this module, students will:
• Demonstrate project management skills such as time management, the formulation and communication of project outcomes, goal-oriented working, flexibility, problem-solving skills, presentation skills, evaluation skills
• Demonstrate the ability to work independently, including advanced self-evaluation skills, initiative and critical thinking
• Demonstrate the ability to draw from previously learned and recently acquired knowledge, including contextual knowledge, research techniques, methodologies and the application of theories
• Communicate findings and ideas in coherent and logical ways appropriate to the form of assessment
In negotiation with the module leader, and other members of staff as appropriate, the student devises an independent project which is normally linked to a specific module offered in the School of Music. Where this link exists the student is required to attend classes for this chosen module; where the project is devised independently of a taught module the student will normally have additional meetings with their supervisor to ensure the project develops suitably across the module.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||280.50|
|Total Contact hours||19.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyDevising, planning, discussing the project and producing statements of intent and learning contract: 75 hours
Researching and locating appropriate sources, online learning, private preparation, planning and executing the project, as appropriate for the discipline: 210 hours
Please note that the tutorial and lecture time specified is indicative and may differ depending on the subject area studied.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents will receive feedback during the seminar and supervisions as their project progresses, and will also receive feedback on their project proposal, submitted towards the start of the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||5,500-6,000 words, some of which may take the form of equivalent project work.||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 30/06/2021 13:25:04
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