Dissertations

Candidates can choose any topic related to any musical subject, theory or focus.

If a candidate prefers to submit more than one essay, the titles and content must not share the same source material or be on a closely-related subject.

The viva section of the examination may be conducted by post at the discretion of the examiner.

Details of the available dissertation examinations are listed below:

NMSM dissertation examinations

 
Diploma ANMSM
Outline Proposal Up to 300 words + proposed title
Essays 1-2
Length (excluding references) 7,500 - 9,000 words
Appendicies Yes
References Yes
Bibliography Yes
Viva Yes
 
Diploma LNMSM
Outline Proposal Up to 300 words + proposed title
Essays 1-2
Length (excluding references) 11,000 - 12,000 words
Appendicies Yes
References Yes
Bibliography Yes
Viva Yes
 
Diploma FNMSM
Outline Proposal Up to 300 words + proposed title
Essays 1-3
Length (excluding references) 13,500 - 15,000 words
Appendicies Yes
References Yes
Bibliography Yes
Viva Yes