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Engaging with Research - MUS00062M

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Jez Wells
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • To develop an understanding of the forms of primary and secondary research in the area of music production practice, analysis and theory.
  • To use existing research to develop a detailed knowledge of a chosen specialist area via a novel synthesis of that research, developing new primary and secondary research where necessary
  • To gain experience in presenting specialist knowledge or technique within a research conference setting.

Module learning outcomes

Specialist skills:

By the end of the module, students will:

  • Be able to identify and use relevant sources of primary and secondary research to support independent enquiry into a self-devised topic.


  • Have written a conference paper in a suitable format for delivery at a conference, with short audio examples where appropriate.


  • Have written a short presentation highlighting the research content of an audio production which will be played at a conference

Academic and Graduate skills:

By the end of the module, students will have experience of:

  • devising, developing and delivering an original presentation based on research in music production.
  • organising an academic conference


Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Conference presentation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Conference presentation
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback is given in tutorial immediately after the conference. There is also a written report accompanying this, delivered at the same time.

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