Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The Music Department received the highest rating for research in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). You will benefit from Royal Holloway's long'standing international reputation for the study of early music. You will have access to major performance spaces on campus as well as several music technology spaces with the latest industry'standard hardware and software. You will be able to choose subjects in Politics that will complement your Music studies. You will be supported by a Personal Adviser who will guide you through your choice of course units, examinations and will advise you on your progress.

Course Modules

Music Year 1: theory and analysis; practical musicianship; creative composition techniques; practical composition skills; a very short history of music; introduction to historical musicology; introduction to world music; contemporary debates in music; solo performance; creative ensemble performance. Year 2: studies in music analysis; studies in composition; studies in music history; studies in ethnomusicology; studies in music, media and technology; practical performance. Year 3: composition; musicology; theory and analysis; performance. Politics Year 1: introduction to politics and government; introduction to international relations; classic and contemporary readings in politics and international relations; introduction to research methods in politics and international relations. Year 2: European integration since 1945; comparative political institutions; democracy in Britain; contemporary political theory; the politics of migration and ethnicity; modern political thought. Year 3: issues in contemporary Europe; political sociology; the politics of the internet and the information society; the politics of modern Germany; radical political theory; the politics of toleration; social justice: from theory to practice; comparative democracy and elections; issues in democratic theory; young people's politics; advanced seminar in British politics; advanced seminar in British politics 1; advanced seminar on British politics 2.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher

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92% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 92%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 45
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 36%

Total Coursework: 44%

Total Practical: 20%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation