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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

By combining Music (75% of your course) with Philosophy (25%) you will take Music as the major element of your degree alongside some study of philosophy.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.- You will have access to well-equipped studios and recording facilities as well as incredible performance spaces including the Windsor Auditorium, Boilerhouse Theatre, Victorian Picture Gallery and College Chapel.- 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.At Royal Holloway we have a unique approach to Philosophy that looks beyond the narrow confines of the Anglo-American analytic or the European tradition of philosophy focus on both traditions, their relationship and connections between them. The result has been the creation of a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative programme that brings together academic staff from departments across the university.With the opportunity to examine (amongst other things) the mind and consciousness, aesthetics and morals, the self and others, the range of subjects available to Philosophy students at Royal Holloway guarantees that there will be something on offer that really engages you during your time with us.- Gain practical skills in composition, music technology or performance.- Choose from a wide range of performance opportunities including orchestras, choirs, jazz, pop, and world music ensembles.- Apply for one of our choral, organ, orchestral or music scholarships.- Philosophical approach spanning Anglo-American and European traditions.- A truly interdisciplinary and collaborative philosophy programme.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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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: Grade A in Music A-Level or Grade 7 Music Theory at Pass. 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 in

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University information

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    24th

  • 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 130 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

    9th out of 85

    14th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    182 84%

    9th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    38th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    131 62%

    29th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    15th

    16

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