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BA Music

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
• undertake an independent dissertation on a focused aspect music, with individual supervision, and produce
an advanced piece of writing;
• apply advanced historical, analytical, critical and comparative methodologies to the articulation and
development of arguments including recent developments in musical scholarship;
• demonstrate an awareness of the ambiguity and limitations of source materials;
• demonstrate an increased self-reliance in a variety of chosen musical disciplines leading to professional
• demonstrate a high level of presentation skills applicable to a focused repertoire range;
• have a strong understanding of how theory and practice interact, and be able to integrate elements from
different sub-disciplines in music to produce work of an integrated nature.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
• the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
• the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
• the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
• the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of
• the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
• demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;
• work that draws on a wide variety of material;
• the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
• evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
• work that is typically both evaluative and creative;
• demonstrating the ability to complete extended pieces of independent work on musical subjects in both
theoretical and practice-led areas, sometimes integrating the two.


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