Graduate Research Methods (PERF5600)


This course is designed to prepare students for undertaking their own research projects in music. It will introduce and develop students' awareness of recent musical scholarship and research methodologies and equip students with skills to design and conduct research across a wide variety of musical topics. Students will begin exploration of the topic area that is the intended focus for their research during their degree. The seminars culminate with a series of student presentations, in which students present their research proposals to students and staff for discussion.

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2-hour seminar/week or equivalent


Assignments include reading review, literature review, seminar presentation and, written project proposal (or other written task agreed with lecturer) (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

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.