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Advanced Musical Studies

Royal Holloway University of London

Master
12 months
Duration
16400 GBP/year
7700 GBP/year
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About

Providing a balance of broad-based study and specialist training, this masters Advanced Musical Studies course at Royal Holloway University of London 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.

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

Our recent graduates of the Advanced Musical Studies course at Royal Holloway University of London have gone into careers as music teachers, composers and musicians. Others have gone into PhD studies at Royal Holloway or other leading universities, and then into academic careers, with some working in the highest-rated research departments in the country.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Skills in Advanced Musical Studies 
  • Special Study: Composition 
  • Special Study - Dissertation 
  • Special Study: Performance
  •  Historical Musicology 
  •  Topics in Multimedia and Film Music
  •  Topics in World Music
  •  Techniques in Ethnomusicology
  •  Documenting Performance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no deadlines for postgraduate applications, but popular degrees become full quickly.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Candidates may be called to interview and be asked to submit examples of written work in support of their application.
  • If you wish to pursue a Special Study in performance rather than a dissertation, an authenticated 20 minute audition recording of three contrasting pieces should be submitted.
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall. Writing 7.0. No other subscore lower than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

  • Royal Holloway Principal's Masters scholarship
  • Bedford Society scholarship
  • RHBNC Trust scholarship
  • American Foundation of RHBNC International Excellence scholarship
    • Brian Harris scholarship
    • Royal Holloway is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of researchers. We recognise funding is often an obstacle for talented students, so we offer a variety of funding packages which include studentships funded by the College, the Research Councils and external partners.

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