20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Non-Music students will need Grade 8 Music Theory (or have passed MUS133 Materials of Music as unrestricted credits)

Aims/Description: This module introduces the discipline of musicology, outlining its nature, scope and history, and developing research skills and methodologies in three core areas: 1. music analysis; 2. archival research and editorial techniques (i.e. dealing with historical documents relating to music); and 3. `critical musicology', engaging with recent and contemporary debates in the discipline. The module offers a valuable foundation for other modules within the musicology pathway, and also for L3 dissertations addressing musicological topics. 

Staff Contact: Alley Bridge-York
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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