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Research project - MUS00060M

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Amandine Pras
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Semester 2 2023-24

Module aims

  • To facilitate a large-scale independent project, which identifies and directly engages with the current state of an area of Production practice, analysis and/or theory and undertakes work that employs appropriate research methods to solve problems and/or answer questions in this area. The outcomes of this research may be a set of productions with commentary that demonstrate new practice or closely mimic other productions as a form of analysis, wholly or largely dissertation based work that analyses existing productions or develops and test theories about aspects of production, or a combination of the first two of these.

Module learning outcomes

Subject Content:

  • You should have an insight into how practice-led, theoretical or analytical research related to Production can be devised and conducted to produce new art and knowledge.
  • You should be able to undertake and manage a large-scale project that engages directly with current knowledge and/or practice in an area of Production.
  • You should be able to articulate the outcomes of research activities as practical artefacts and a commentary, a dissertation or a combination of these.

Academic and graduate skills

  1. Autonomous task planning and implementation
  2. Ability to advance individual knowledge and understanding
  3. Initiative
  4. Problem solving
  5. Flexibility and adaptability
  6. Commitment and motivation
  7. Analytic skills
  8. Self-management
  9. Self-motivation
  10. Organisation and planning
  11. Lateral thinking
  12. Time management and prioritisation
  13. Engagement with the unfamiliar
  14. Independent learning
  15. Reviewing progress


Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
N/A 100

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Module feedback

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