Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This masters course 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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £7,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £7,700 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus £16,400 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £3,850 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £3,850 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus £8,200 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have 2:1 UK Honours degree or equivalent. Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider a high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ?high 2:2? is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above.
  • International entry requirements: Students will require: IELTS: 6.5 overall. Writing 7.0. No other subscore lower than 5.5; Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. Writing 69. No other subscore lower than 51; Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III.