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. Philosophy tutors have research expertise in a wide range of subjects. You will have the opportunity to access key philosophical ideas and debates that will enhance all your studies.
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. Philosophy Year 1: introduction to ancient philosophy; introduction to modern philosophy; epistemology and metaphysics; introduction to aesthetics and morals; mind and consciousness; introduction to logic. Year 2: introduction to European philosophy 1 (from Kant to Hegel); mind and world; introduction to European philosophy 2 (the critique of idealism); philosophy and the arts; practical ethics; scepticism; philosophy of psychology; modern French philosophy; philosophy of religion; body and soul in ancient philosophy; the good life; modern political thought; contemporary political theory. Year 3: modern European philosophy 1 (from Husserl to Heidegger); modern European philosophy 2 (poststructuralism and its critics); recovering reality; philosophy and the arts; practical ethics; scepticism; philosophy of psychology; modern French philosophy; philosophy of religion; body and soul in ancient philosophy; the good life; literature and philosophy; key thinkers; radical political theory; the politics of toleration; social justice: from theory to practice; issues in democratic theory.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|BA (Hons)||£15,200 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|BA (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- GCE A-level ABB-AAB
- Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBCC
- International Baccalaureate 32
- SQA Advanced Higher AB
- European Baccalaureate 80%
- 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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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 68%
|Studying and working||4|
Total Written: 45%
Total Coursework: 44%
Total Practical: 11%