In our Musicology & Ethnomusicology pathway, you can explore a wide range of music and approaches, while learning advanced skills in writing and research. Our Composition pathway allows you to both develop your compositional skills and explore other areas of music studies. You can also select from a wide range of modules across Arts & Humanities at King’s.
- Intensively taught course covering a wide range of specialised topics.
- Provides a foundation for further research focusing on current approaches and advanced techniques.
- Musicology & Ethnomusicology students choose from historical, sociocultural and theoretical modules taught by distinguished staff.
- Composition students benefit from one-to-one lessons and participation in composition seminars and have the opportunity to hear their works performed by resident ensemble Lontano.
- Option to take modules in other Arts & Humanities departments at King’s, or at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
- Located in the heart of London’s music scene, with two major opera companies (Royal Opera Covent Garden and English National Opera) and two major arts centres (South Bank Centre – location of the Royal Festival Hall – and Barbican) within walking distance.
Career prospectsGraduates of the Music course at King's College London have gone on to further research in the Department or (at doctoral level) elsewhere in the UK or overseas (particularly the USA). Others have transferred the skills and knowledge they develop to careers in teaching, media, arts administration and other related fields.
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- Issues in Historiography & Criticism
- Readings in the New Eighteenth Century
- Medieval Music from the Sources
- Ethnomusicology: Regional Studies
- History in Ethnomusicology
- Mozart: Biography & Criticism
- Issues & Topics in Jazz
- Modernism and Sentimentality
- Ethnographic Writing
- Post-Tonal Music and Compositional Theory
- Puccini and the Twentieth Century
- Bachelor's degree with 1st class or high 2:1 honours (or international equivalent) in Music or a related discipline is usually required.
- A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. In the first sentence of your personal statement, please make clear which pathway you are applying for Composition or Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
- Two references are required with at least one academic.
- Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.
International22350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9990 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK fees: £4,995 per year
- Overseas fees: £11,175 per year
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