Taught course

Advanced Musical Studies

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Music
Qualifications
MMus

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent. Relevant experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

With one of the largest postgraduate communities in the UK, Royal Holloway's Music department has established itself as one of the country's premier institutions for postgraduate education in the field. Our research profile is of international standing, placing us top Music department in the UK (RAE, 2008) and is reflected in our commitment to excellence in all aspects of our postgraduate provision.

Providing a balance of broad-based study and specialist training, this MA is designed to meet your needs whether you wish to specialise as preparation for future research or take a more varied set of options as a stand along qualification.

Offering four distinct pathways in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, or performance, the course allows you to take the initiative in constructing your own study programme with options in areas such as multimedia and film music, performance studies, historical musicology, and acoustic and electronic composition.

You will come away well-versed and well-practised in whatever discipline you choose, verbally and technically fluent, fully conversant with a broad range of issues of concern in current musical and musicological endeavour and able to present your ideas orally, in writing, and through performance and composition.

This course has a Continued Professional Development mode of study, enabling you to study alongside working full time. You will take one optional module per year, completing the full course over 60 months.

  • Join one of the largest postgraduate Music communities in the UK (with more than 50 research students and 20 MA students each year)
  • We are ranked third in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and the only music department in the country to hold a prestigious Regius Professorship.
  • You will have access to well-equipped studios and recording facilities, including a Disklavier, as well as incredible performance spaces including the Windsor Auditorium, Boilerhouse Theatre, Victorian Picture Gallery and College Chapel.
  • Be a part of our creative campus. Choose from a wide range of performance opportunities including a wide range of orchestras and choirs, including the Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra and Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway, as well as ensembles, music groups and student led music societies.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 88 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants. See: http://www royalholloway.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,000
International students
£14,500

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/feesandfunding/home.aspx

Qualification and course duration

MMus

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr J P E Harper-Scott
Email
j.p.e.harper-scott@royalholloway.ac.uk