Courses & Units

Music Research Methodology FCA445



Subject to enrolment quota

Required unit for performance/composition stream majors intending to take the Major Research Project to complete the Master of Music Studies (F7K) and Master of Music (F7E)

FCA445 is a required unit for F4D Bachelor of Music with Honours, and for students in the final year of F4O Bachelor of Music (with Honours).


This unit is designed to familiarize students with the major bibliographic sources appropriate for research in music at the postgraduate level. Students will establish a solid foundation in research methodology for future research projects through a variety of research tasks and presentation formats.


Unit name Music Research Methodology
Unit code FCA445
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Dr Carolyn Philpott

Teaching staff

Dr Carolyn Philpott

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100101

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Teaching Pattern



Research topic and rationale 10%
Annotated bibliography 10%
Methodology 30%
Literature Review (1500 – 2000 words) 50%

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Flexible Study Options




Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations 8th ed. ISBN 9780226816388.


Booth, Wayne, Gregory Colomb and Joseph Williams. The Craft of Research, 3rd ed; Knowles, J. Gary and Ardra l. Cole. Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research; O'Leary, Zina. The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project;

Booktopia textbook links

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