Module code: MUSM061

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

MARK CM Dr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 7

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework DISSERTATION (30,000 WORDS) 100

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

A pass in Research Training A and B, Readings in Musicology A and B, and Case Studies A and B

Module overview

This module affords students the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills acquired in Research Training, Readings in Musicology, and Case Studies in researching, planning, and executing an extended piece of writing.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Advice on overall form and topic of the dissertation.
Guidance on the location, selection, and interpretation of relevant source material.
Guidance on appropriate methodologies.
Advice on structuring and presentational concerns. 

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Engage with key debates in contemporary musicology in the planning, research, and fulfilment of a large-scale individual project.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate independence in the planning, research, and fulfilment of a large-scale individual project.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

30,000-word dissertation

Formative assessment

Plans, drafts


Verbal feedback on your progress will be supplied in these sessions and during one-to-one tutorials during the year.
You will also receive written feedback from your supervisor in the form of annotations on your drafts or comments on non-assessed performances.

Reading list

Reading list for DISSERTATION 90 CREDIT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/musm061

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Music (Musicology) MMus 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

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.