Aims/Description: This unit gives students the opportunity to design and complete an extended piece of independent research in musicology. There is an emphasis on originality, and the module is heavily weighted in anticipation of the especially intensive effort required in achieving this pre-doctoral standard (for example, through archival research). Students will be supported through group seminars in which key techniques will be explored; they will then undertake the research under the guidance of a supervisor in tutorial format.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work, Project work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Music):

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