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In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), the Department – along with the Department of Film Studies, as a joint submission – are 4th ranked institution in the UK. Alongside that, 100 per cent of research impact and research environment was rated either ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘Internationally excellent’ (3*).
Our research is characterised by a varied historical, geographical and methodological reach. from the emergence of love song in 12th century France to issues of race in 20th century jazz. Meanwhile, research in composition is anchored in Western modernity, but draws from diverse cultural traditions and engages topics, musical ideas and practices spanning the Middle Ages to the present.
Situated at the heart of the London, we have long-standing research partnerships with institutions such as the British Library, British Museum and performance ensembles such as Oxford Maqam.
The Department of Music at King’s has a vibrant postgraduate research culture, with doctoral candidates contributing to teaching and research.
Discover a wide range of world-class music venues and resources on your doorstep
Study in the heart of London close to many of the capital's world-class music venues
Our department connects with a wide range of national and international partners
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7 March 2023
The weekly series held by the Department of Music returns - representing contemporary research…
3 February 2023
The 2023 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize has been awarded to Professor Sir George Benjamin for his…
29 March 2023
The music department is delighted to welcome Amanda Hsieh, Assistant Professor in Musicology at…
11 May 2023
This RMA- and BFE-supported study day aims to open up a space to discuss energy sonics.
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