Taught course

Advanced Musical Studies

King's College London · Department of Music

Entry requirements

Usually 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in music, although those with alternative qualifications or experience may be considered. For those returning to study, evidence of appropriate experience will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Advanced Musical Studies allows students to meet individual goals to pursue a particular interest in musicology, ethnomusicology or composition. Ideal as a step into further research or to develop skills in the media, arts and other related bodies.

Your programme will be formulated to cater for your specific needs on an individual basis. It may comprise either a written project of between 10,000 and 20,000 words on a topic approved by your supervisor, or a substantial composition or group of compositions. This will depend on whether you are following the musicology, ethnomusicology or composition pathways.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,150 p.a.
International students
EU £3,150 p.a. Non EU £6,140 p.a.

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Admissions Team
+44 (0) 20 7848 7000
+44 (0)20 7848 7200