Dissertation 1 (MCGY5618)


The Dissertation electives provide students in the Master of Music Studies (Performance) program an opportunity to conduct supervised research on a topic chosen in discussion with their supervisor. Successful completion of the Dissertation to a high standard is intended to provide students with the experience necessary to enter into a research degree. During the first semester, the student will commence work on the research project. Normally this will include the preparation of a written proposal and the survey of literature, as well as other work as determined with the supervisor.

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1 hour per week or equivalent being individual supervision and some group meetings if relevant.


Based upon the work carried out during the semester under the direction of the supervisor (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?


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Additional Information

Permission from the Associate Dean is required to enrol. Either before or during Dissertation 1, students should plan to take relevant courses offered by the University's Learning Centre.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.