Our department welcomes students and visiting researchers from all over the world. Our reputation as a centre of excellence in teaching and research is internationally recognised, and holders of King's MMus and PhD degrees are to be found at the top of the musical profession around the world.
We hold a weekly series of public research colloquia where scholars from all over the world present their latest research and composers discuss their most recent works, as well as private seminars in which graduate students and staff report on work in progress.
The Institute of Advanced Musical Studies is one of the Humanities Research Centres of the School of Arts & Humanities, and undertakes and encourages research in music history, music theory and analysis, and composition, favouring interdisciplinary approaches. Its conferences, workshops, colloquia and lecture-concerts are internationally attended and open to all King's students.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
Students in the department have an extensive programme of induction and training sessions, and can in addition attend the many programmes offered by the nearby Institute of Musical Research (University of London). The department teaches modules in research techniques specific to music, e.g. critical theory, techniques of musical analysis, jazz and popular music, music and science. It also runs a series of research seminars. Graduate students may be considered (at the end of their first year) for departmental Teaching Assistantships, so gaining valuable teaching experience and enabling them to benefit from the training in teaching provided by the College for graduate students. Qualified graduates may (subject to approval) receive instrumental lessons at the Royal Academy of Music free of charge.
The department has several practice rooms for instrumentalists. The Maughan Library has dedicated facilities for Humanities graduates. It contains extensive holdings in Music, as well as the Carnegie Collection of British Music: a collection of musical scores of works by 20th-century British composers, published by the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust.
AHRC, scholarships, self-funding. Various Graduate School and School of Humanities studentships.
Department of Music
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Department of Music
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS