King's College London

Course Introduction

A music course with an individual approach to each student within a coherent but flexible modular degree programme in central London. Leads to advanced work in four areas of musical studies: history of music, performance and aural training, free composition, and musical analysis.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Techniques of composition (harmony and counterpoint); issues and topics in music history; music and globalisation since 1900; aural training; writing about music. Year 2 examples: Introduction to medieval music I and II; western music and race; keyboard music from JS Bach to Beethoven; Wagner; the symphony from Berlioz to Mahler; narrative and lyricism in 19th'century song. Year 3 examples: Mozart in Vienna; performance practice on record; the Beethoven myth; opera and reason; origins of 20th century music; gender and sexuality in Indian music.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher
  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Key Course Information

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81% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 65%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 65%

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 40
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 18%

Total Coursework: 62%

Total Practical: 20%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation