Taught course


King's College London · Department of Music

Entry requirements

First or high 2:1 in Music. Equivalent from overseas students. USA: Minimum 3.3 GPA overall, with higher result expected in Music. Applicants with equivalent qualifications or experience seriously considered. You will be asked to submit a sample of recent work in musicology or composition (please clearly specify which, we do not offer performance).

Months of entry


Course content

In this programme, which allows a wide choice, we encourage you to select modules according to your particular interests. A third may be from other Humanities departments. You may specialise in historical musicology, theory and analysis or composition. Alternatively, you may mix modules from each field in appropriate combinations, according to your needs and experience.

Specialist modules cover current approaches to scholarly writing on music as well as advanced techniques of research and composition. You will submit an individually supervised special study (a dissertation, analysis or portfolio of compositions) at the end of the programme.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/pg/apply/langreq.html

Fees and funding

AHRC, Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities scholarships and bursaries, self-funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2765 / 2232
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200