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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS3011 Module Title: DISSERTATION B
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU3.DISSB40
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: MARK CM Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 40 Number of ECTS credits: 20
Module Availability

Run once, throughout the year

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
This is based on the final, appropriately bound version of the dissertation submitted by the agreed deadline. The examiners (two internal, the first marker normally being the supervisor, and the External Examiner) will look for precision and clarity in argument and presentation and evidence of independent research.
Module Overview
Permission of the Programme Director.
Module Aims
To allow in-depth scholarly treatment of a topic which would not otherwise be covered, at this level, in the programme curriculum.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you should be able to:
  • write an abstract
  • research and write a detailed and precise bibliography
  • organise and structure a large-scale written work employing the appropriate skills research methodology
  • explain or analyse in detail aspects of a topic chosen in consultation with the module convenor
Module Content
In plenary sessions and individual tutorials the topic of your dissertation will be discussed and appropriate methodologies determined.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
An initial plenary seminar of 1 hour, followed by individual tutorials with the module convenor, who will allocate a supervisor appropriate to the chosen topic. The module convenor may suggest that another member of staff takes over the supervision of the project. The module convenor will expect to see all dissertation students periodically through the year to check on progress and may ask for short written progress reports (which will not form part of the final assessment of the dissertation).
Details of presentation of the dissertation will be given in a supplementary document issued to all students taking this module.
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