Postgraduate Taught Programmes
Master of Music (MMus)
The King's MMus draws students from many countries, attracted by the rigorous training it offers and by the reputation of its graduates. The Department accepts outstanding candidates, aiming to nurture leaders in the fields of Musicology and Composition.
The MMus programme is offered as a modular degree, taught over two twelve-week semesters, with a further six-week summer period in residence. Applicants are accepted either for the Musicology or the Composition pathway. Students take the majority of their modules within their chosen pathways, but also have the option of studying in other department at King’s, or of taking up to two half-units from the MMus programmes at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (www.soas.ac.uk/music/)
The final element of the course is the Special Study (dissertation or portfolio of compositions).
Research is central to the culture of the Music Department and MMus students are encouraged to attend the weekly colloquia in which an array of international scholars present their work. The Institute for Musical Research of the University of London also holds a weekly seminar series, as well as a large number of training events for graduate students.
The department benefits from a close connection with the Royal Academy of Music. For postgraduate students conducting research in performance practice or pedagogical techniques, we may be able to offer lessons at the Academy. In all other cases, we are happy to recommend appropriate teachers at the RAM or elsewhere.
Musicology applicants should feel free to discuss their plans with the Director of Graduate Studies in Music, Andy Fry. For Composition enquiries, please contact Silvina Milstein. For administrative enquiries, please contact the Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions.