Since its foundation, the Music Department at King's has been internationally recognised as one of the outstanding research departments in the UK. Holders of King's PhD degree are to be found at the top of the musical profession around the world, and include many well-known composers, conductors, musicologists and teachers.
Research is central to the Department's activities. We have one of the highest numbers of graduates in the country and hold a weekly series of public colloquia where international scholars present their latest research, composers discuss their works, and our graduates report on work in progress. King’s also hosts a number of large international research projects.
Graduates may be considered (at the end of their first year) for departmental Teaching Assistantships, thus gaining valuable teaching experience.
For the range of subjects currently under supervision in the Department, please consult staff profiles. Prospective students are encouraged to contact any member of staff or the Director of Graduate Studies to discuss their research proposals.