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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
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