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  • UCAS code W302
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020

The course

BMus Music at Royal Holloway is a flexible degree with no compulsory modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and passions.

We have expertise spanning traditional, modern and world music. Through studying musical texts, practices, cultures and institutions you will explore issues in history, sociology, ethnology, and philosophy covering an exceptional geographical and chronological range. You will also be able to gain practical skills in composition, music technology and performance.

You will join a music department that is among the very best in the country, ranked third in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and the only music department in the country to hold a prestigious Regius Professorship. Our well connected department means you have the opportunity to make valuable music industry contacts. Our staff are connected with musical networks such Wigmore Hall, the BBC Proms, Royal Opera House.

  • Choose from a wide range of performance opportunities including orchestras, choirs, jazz, pop, and world music ensembles.
  • Learn from academics whose experitse spans music from the Middle Ages to the present and around the globe.
  • Gain practical skills in composition, music technology or performance.
  • Receive excellent tuition on your first instrument (or voice) at no extra cost to you.
  • Apply for one of our choral, organ, orchestral or music scholarships.
  • You will have access to our well-equipped studios, recording facilities, and incredible performance spaces, including the Windsor Auditorium, Boilerhouse Theatre, Victorian Picture Gallery and College Chapel.
  • Work with professional conductors and receive coaching from leading professional groups such as the King's Singers and the London Mozart Players.

in the UK for Research Intensity

Source: Complete University Guide, 2020

Number 5

in the UK for performing arts

Source: QS World University Rankings, 2018


of our Music graduates are employed or go onto further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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