DISSERTATION A - 2017/8
Module code: MUS3055
Music and Media
VOLIOTI G Dr (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 147
Lecture Hours: 6
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||5000 WORD DISSERTATION||100|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Permission of module convenor.
The purpose of this module is to provide you with the opportunity to develop further the skills and experience you acquired in essay-writing at level HE2.
To enable you to engage in detail with a topic of your own choosing.
To foster an ability to structure an extended piece of writing.
|Write an abstract.|
|Research and write a detailed and precise bibliography.|
|Organize and structure an extendedpiece of written work employing the appropriate research methodology.|
|Explain and analyse in detail aspects of a topic chosen in consultation with the module co-ordinator.|
|The ability to work independently.||T|
|Cogent written argumentation.||T|
|Deconstruction of problems.||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
An initial plenary session in which the purpose of the module will be outlined and advice given on planning and suitable topics.
An initial tutorial with the module co-ordinator to determine your topic and supervisor.
A progress tutorial with the module co-ordinator to determine progress at the end of semester 1
Tutorials with your supervisor
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
The learning and teaching methods include:
Initial Plenary session
Researching and writing an extended essay.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Demonstrate ability to choose and shape a suitable dissertation project, construct appropriate research questions and conduct independent research. Students will further develop their essay-writing skills at an extended level.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
One 5,000-word dissertation [100%] (addresses learning outcomes: 1–8)
Formative assessment in this module includes:
A progress review meeting with the module co-ordinator at the end of semester 1 based on the submission of a brief progress report.
Discussion of draft work with dissertation supervisor
Feedback will be given at the progress review meeting with the module co-ordinator at the end of semester 1
Feedback will be provided by the dissertation supervisor throughout the module
Reading list for DISSERTATION A : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mus3055
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.