The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


The course offers students the opportunity to pursue research studies in specialist areas. These areas are representative of the diversity of research paths encapsulated by Musicology in the twenty-first century.

The different areas may include (but are not limited to) Researched Performance, Social and Historical Studies in Music, Creative Work and Analysis.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced music research skills

2. Demonstrate presentation and communication skills for seminars

3. Adopt a professional approach to research communication in written and oral delivery

4. Demonstrate skills in project management

5. Use creative and critical thinking in research activities


This course focuses on student-driven research studies. Studies are tailored to student's research interests and the availability of staff expertise.

Assumed knowledge

MUSI2632 Creative and Analytical Studies in Music, CASM4 or equivalent

Assessment items

Literature Review: Annotated Bibliography 30%

Professional Task: Conference Paper 40%

Essay: Written paper 30%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 9 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1