Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The MMus in Advanced Musical Studies is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to specialise in one particular area of advanced musical study, as well as those who want to take a more varied set of options. The aim of the course is to develop your intellectual and creative abilities within the field of advanced musical study to a professional level. You will be well versed and well practised in your chosen discipline, fluent both verbally and technically, and able to present your ideas within coherent frameworks orally, in writing, and through performance and composition. You will be able to take the initiative in constructing your study programme and will be fully conversant with a broad range of issues of concern in current musical and musicological endeavour.

Course Modules

Core unit: skills in advanced musical studies and one from: special study: performance; special study: composition; special study: dissertation. Elective units: historical musicology 1 and 2; studies in musical sources, 850'1450; techniques of performance studies 1 and 2; short recital; techniques of composition 1 and 2; music since 1900: theory and repertoire; media and computer composition; techniques of ethnomusicology; documenting performance; music's of the Americas: politics, indigeneity and performance; topics in world music's.

Course Additional Entry

UK upper 2nd class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent. Candidates with relevant professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will also be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MMus £14,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MMus £5,700  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time