Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

Music Graduate Programs


School of Management

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

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Format: Campus

Program Description:

MMus Advanced Musical Studies: A programme offering a balance of broad-based and specialist training, designed to work as a self-standing qualifi cation or as a preparation for research (including practice-based research). Pathways in Composition, Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology, Opera Studies, Performance, Performance Studies, and Theory & Analysis. Royal College of Music/Royal Holloway MMus Performance Studies: An advanced, intensive programme comprising 50% Performance (Royal College of Music) and 50% academic Performance Studies (Royal Holloway, University of London). It is equally suited to students seeking professional training and those seeking preparation for practice-based research. Special fee bands apply. Students should apply to Royal Holloway in the first instance. Research interests: Staff specialisms range widely, stretching back from the present to the Middle Ages, and encompassing popular/commercial musics, world musics, and music of the Western tradition. Research groupings also centre on France, Eastern Europe, the Americas, and the ‘long’ 19th-century. Our research methodologies cover: • The social, political and institutional history of music • Ethnomusicology – especially Latin America, the Caribbean, Northern Europe, India and Tibet • Historiography; reception history; aesthetics • Editing & philology • Opera studies • Composition – acoustic and studio • Performance; performance studies • Theory & analysis – especially Schenker, medieval music, the Second Viennese School, applications of empirical methods
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