Dissertation (Music MA) (805W3)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

This dissertation module will comprise individual supervisions with a tutor who will be allocated to you once your proposed topic has been agreed.

You will complete a dissertation title proposal form at the end of the spring term and this will be considered and agreed by the MA convenor in consultation with the appropriate tutor. Your choice of topic will stem from your specialisms and interests as defined by the pathway you have taken in earlier semesters. The dissertation must be 18,000 words long and it should demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to evaluate and analyse scholarship and music and sonic practices. It should articulate advanced insights into music and/or sonic art, and its wider context.


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 600 hours of work. This breaks down into 5 hours of contact time and 595 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: