The Department of Music is one of largest in the country, and our flexible curriculum offers an exceptionally diverse range of research-led courses and performance opportunities.
Aside from performance and composition, a music degree involves studying texts, practices, cultures and institutions. It is a particularly rich and intellectually stimulating degree, and undergraduate music students touch on issues in history, sociology, ethnology and philosophy, as well as the more specific areas of music history and theory.
The breadth of expertise in our department is reflected in the first-year undergraduate textbook An Introduction to Music Studies, written and edited by current and former members of our academic staff.
At Royal Holloway, Music can be studied as a single subject (BMus), or in combination with various other disciplines as a joint, major or minor subject. You can find out more about our course options using the link below or by visiting this page (2022-23) or this page (2021-22).