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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This Joint Honours course combines the practical and theoretical study of Music with the study of English literature.Studying Music at Royal Holloway allows you to tailor your studies 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.From Beowulf to the Booker Prize, English offers you the opportunity to study the full historical range of literature in English as well as the latest developments in the field, and even to pursue your own creative writing.You can discover the earliest works in English, deepen your knowledge of Shakespeare, find out what is great about Renaissance literature, darken your view of the 18th century, and unpack the Victorians. The course's structure allows you to develop a sound understanding of key periods, genres, authors, and ideas as well as choosing from a huge range of options. You can study Modernism, Postmodernism and American literature, explore literary criticism, develop your own creative writing, and analyse the latest developments in global literatures in English.- An adaptable programme with a flexible core of modules.- Creative opportunities abound – take modules in creative writing or composition.- Enjoy creating ensembles with other musicians.- A unique perspective – work at the intersection of music and the written word.- Choral, organ, orchestral and music scholarships.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,900per year

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A level : ABB - AAB

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.Required: Music A-Level or pass Grade 7 in Music Theory. Grade 7 ABRSM (where applicants are unable to take Grade 7, video evidence may be acceptable)Applicants without A-level grade A in Music or pass Grade 7 in Mus

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University information

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England

International students will find themselves in a diverse community: students from more than 125 countries live and study at Royal Holloway.
The university welcomes and supports international students. Its dedicated team can help with any questions students may have about studying in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 100 12

    6th out of 87 3

  • Entry standards

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    137 67%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    17th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    46th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    173 85%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    4th

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    58th

    20

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