• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This course will give graduate students an opportunity to complete an extended and focused piece of written research on a musical topic. Topics will reflect the current research projects of the school and the wider community, and involve the development of skills in collaborative research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. conceptualise, implement, and project manage a piece of original research on a musical topic;
  2. identify, locate, and access appropriate primary and secondary sources; 
  3. analyse and synthesize data accurately drawing on at least one theory and using at least one research methodology;
  4. communicate findings using sophisticated language and a clear structure, and present these findings in a professional format; and
  5. work independently with minimal supervision.

Indicative Assessment

Oral presentation of research proposal (10%) [Learning Outcome 4]

Research paper of 6000 words (90%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


One hour per week of contact with the supervisor, and nine hours per week of private study.

Prescribed Texts



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1404
2014 $2478
2013 $2364
2012 $2250
2011 $2202
2010 $2148
2009 $2076
2008 $2076
2007 $2076
2006 $2076
2005 $2076
2004 $1752
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2340
2014 $3246
2013 $3096
2012 $2946
2011 $2946
2010 $2946
2009 $2946
2008 $2946
2007 $2850
2006 $2850
2005 $2850
2004 $2646
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2043 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6060 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions