Contact department about Doctoral Degrees
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.
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
• 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