Music Industries Dissertation MUSIC5015P
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Full Year
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The dissertation encourages independent work through deeper study of a particular topic in Music Industries or Popular Music Research and encourages the application of acquired research skills. They will complete a substantial piece of work, which will present their original research and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their field of study.
6 x 1hr supervision meetings over 12 weeks.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
1 x dissertation (12,000 words).
This course aims to:
■ develop and sustain an argument in an area of the student's personal research interest in Music Industries and/or Popular Music research
■ promote an engagement with other scholarly, critical, conceptual or theoretical arguments relevant to that area
■ enable the student to gain experience in research, and in the organisation and interpretation of information encourage the application of acquired research skills to a supervised project
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course students will be able to:
■ define, plan and execute a sustained, focused, coherent and original research project in an area relevant to Music Industries and/or Popular Music;
■ source, select and critically evaluate appropriate primary and secondary sources in their chosen subject area and then utilise such sources effectively within the final dissertation;
■ utilise substantial and detailed first-hand knowledge of their chosen area of investigation;
■ apply appropriate academic conventions with regard to referencing and provision of bibliographic information; work independently to execute a substantial piece of written work in clear and appropriate academic English.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.