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Music Performance

Royal Holloway University of London

12 months
Duration
11200 GBP/year
5270 GBP/year
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About

Already a strong musical performer, but looking to further your qualifications towards a career in performance and/or teaching? This Music Performance course at Royal Holloway University of London is ideal if you're looking to further your performance skills in the intellectual and creative environment of a university, rather than a conservatoire.

Overview

You will be able to study individually either with our excellent Royal Holloway-affiliated performance teachers, or an external teacher of your choice, subject to agreement with the Music department.

You will work towards a final recital performance, with the support of group seminars and individual tuition on your instrument or voice. You'll also be able to take two courses from the MMus Advanced Musical Studies syllabus.

Career opportunities

Our recent graduates from the  Music Performance 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 include:

  •  Historical Musicology 
  •  Topics in Multimedia and Film Music
  •  Topics in World Music
  •  Techniques in Ethnomusicology
  •  Documenting Performance
  •  Music of the Americas - Politics, Indigeneity and Performance
  •  Issues in Popular Music
  •  Studies in Musical Sources, 850 to 1450

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
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
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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
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's Honours degree in Music.
  • 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.
  • A mark of Upper Second Class Honors (2:1) in the Performance component is required. Candidates will only be offered places following a successful audition.
  • All applicants must submit a recent video recording of at least 3 contrasting pieces, totalling 15-20 minutes in length.
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall. Writing 7.0. No other subscore lower than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5270 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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