Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

+ 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.

Course Modules

Mandatory modules include:

Skills in Advanced Musical Studies;

Special Study: Composition (Composition Pathway only);

Special Study: Dissertation (Ethnomusicology & Musciology Pathways only);

Special Study: Performance (Performance Pathway only).

A wide range of optional modules are also available.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £7,200 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £14,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £7,200 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £14,900 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 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. This course is suitable for students with a first degree in music as you will need substantial musical experience.
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.