Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Research Internship in Music MUSIC4082

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This is a bespoke mentoring scheme, whereby students take part in and make contributions to research projects currently undertaken in Music, under the direction of staff. It is designed to give students first-hand experience of research and familiarise them with current topics, issues and methods, and to prepare them for postgraduate study or related careers. Depending on specialism and preferences, students will be assigned to one of the projects currently in progress in Music; any contributions they make will be credited as appropriate in publications and other outputs.


Six individually scheduled two-hour supervised mentor sessions (or equivalent) over 20 weeks. Three one-hour seminars and five one-hour tutorials, as scheduled on MyCampus. This is one of the Honours options in Music which may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of Junior Honours in BMus/MA Music.

Excluded Courses





Research Project Contribution, including commentary (3,500 words) - 70%

Presentation (10 min) 30%

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ Develop research-led teaching by allowing students to participate in staff research.

■ Foster graduate attributes including 'investigative skills', 'subject specialism', 'confidence', 'adaptability' and 'collaboration'.

■ Develop research, presentation and communication skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Produce professional contributions to research projects

■ Communicate research outcomes effectively

■ Reflect on research methods, techniques and approaches

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.