Specialise in either Composition or Musicology and Ethnomusicology by selecting from a wide range of modules inside and outside the department. Ideal as a foundation for further research or composition at doctoral level or to build on existing skills.
- Intensively taught programme covering a wide range of specialised topics.
- Provides a foundation for further research focusing on current approaches and advanced techniques.
- Musicology and Ethnomusicology students choose from historical, sociocultural and theoretical modules taught by distinguished staff (including two fellows of the British Academy).
- 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 and 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 short walking distance.
Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/music-mmus.aspx
- Description -
You may specialise in Composition or Musicology and Ethnomusicology (please note, we do not offer Performance). Composers work closely with their teachers throughout, while musicologists benefit from seminars with leaders in the field. We encourage you to select modules according to your particular interests. A third may be from other Arts and Humanities departments.
Specialist modules cover current approaches to scholarly writing on music as well as advanced techniques of research and composition. You will submit an individually supervised special study (a dissertation or portfolio of compositions) at the end of the programme.
- Course purpose -
For students intending to go on to research or composition at doctoral level, or wishing to build upon their existing skills. To provide training beyond undergraduate level in current techniques of music research and composition. To nurture leaders in musicology, ethnomusicology and composition.
- Course format and assessment -
Modules worth 120 credits, plus a special study (dissertation or portfolio) worth 60 credits.
Further research in the department; further research (at doctoral level) in UK or overseas (particularly USA); teaching; media, arts, other related bodies.
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx
About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:
To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.
Scholarships & Funding:
All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources
Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:
If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc