Research course

Music Research

King's College London · Department of Music

Entry requirements

A first or high 2:1 first degree in Music; a master's degree is normally required. Equivalent qualifications or experience may be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The department has a long-established international reputation for research in music history and musical analysis, covering music from the Middle Ages to the present day. We are particularly strong in opera studies, performance studies, music theory, historiography, 18th- and 19th-century music, the early 20th-century (including jazz) and composition. A new area of research being opened up by staff at King's is the study of music on record, especially historical recordings and their implications for performance.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2736
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200