Research course


King's College London · Department of Music

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours. A Master’s degree in Music or a related discipline is also normally required, but particularly strong candidates who do not hold a Master’s degree may be considered. Equivalent qualifications or experience may be considered in exceptional cases.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

The department has an international reputation for research in Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Composition. We are particularly strong in Western music from the 12th century to the present day, jazz, opera, performance studies, and the musical cultures of the Middle East, South Asia and Brazil.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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