Musicology 7 (MCGY4607)


Musicology 7 and 8 form the culmination of the principal study stream in Musicology. Drawing on experience gained in the previous semesters and continuing to develop skills, the student will work on a single project throughout the two semesters. The project topic will be proposed by the student in discussion with the tutor and approved by the Musicology Unit. The final outcome by the end of Musicology 8 will be a research paper of about 10,000 words.

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2 hr seminar or 1 hr individual supervision per week as required


Research proposal and literature review (50%); research progress and writing (50%).


Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams. The craft of research. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. (e-book available through the library catalogue)

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