MUSS2003 Contemporary Issues in Music Research (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


This course comprises a lecture series highlighting musicology and music therapy research carried out in the Department of Music, Art & Culture Studies. Each year, the course reflects work carried out by current staff members. Previous topics have included music & emotion, musicians’ learning & performance, clinical approaches & methods in music therapy, the neuroscience of music, and embodied music cognition & social interaction.  

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to:

  • Describe the principal Music and Science and music therapy-related research areas of the Department of Music, Art & Culture Studies.

  • Critically evaluate, compare and summarise a range of empirical, theoretical, and methodological issues related to musicology and music therapy research.  

Additional information

Timing: 1. or 2. year.

Study materials

Study material agreed at lectures or reception.  

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Participation in lectures (at least 80 %), individual learning diary, and an essay focusing on one (or more if a coherent narrative is developed) topics covered in the course.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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