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Music with Political Studies

BA
  • UCAS code W3L2
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

This course combines Music (75% of your course) and Political Studies (25%), enabling you to study these two subjects together.

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.

Political Studies at Royal Holloway invites you to explore the ideas and ideologies, as well as the processes, institutions and issues that are fundamental to understanding the politics of our times. You will gain a solid foundation in politics and political theory and as you progress, the flexible nature of the course allows you to specialise in fields such as European integration, democratic theory, British and American politics and political communication. You will develop your understanding of power relations at all levels of social life and gain insight into the role of identity, ideology, interests and institutions in shaping the modern world.

  • Ours is an active and engaged student community, and there are opportunities to take part in debating, Model United Nations and party political societies on campus
  • We offer students research placement opportunities with our staff, gaining valuable experience of working at the forefront of political enquiry
  • Pursue performance and composition or explore other elements of music.
  • Experts with a wide range of political and musical expertise.
  • Increasingly flexible syllabus as you progress.
  • The opportunity to join our many ensembles.
  • Choral, organ, orchestral and music scholarships.
1st

in the UK for Research Intensity in Music

Source: Complete University Guide, 2019

Number 5

in the UK for performing arts

Source: QS World University Rankings, 2018

95%

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

Source: DLHE, 2017

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