Music at King's College London, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Studying music at King’s enables you to immerse yourself in the world of sound, stretching across the centuries and around the globe. Today, music is an intricately global cultural expression, and we pride ourselves not only on the range and diversity of the modules we offer, but also on the diversity of the approaches we employ, including compositional creativity, close reading of scores, aural training, contemporary critical theory, historical scholarship and ethnographic studies. There is plenty of opportunity at King’s to participate in concerts and chamber music groups. You may audition for the KCL Symphony Orchestra (KCLSO), participate in various other student-led ensembles such as the Jazz Society Big Band or the Modern Music Society, or sing in the Chapel Choir. Our students often gain leadership experience in these performance groups. Concerts take place throughout the year. You are eligible to take performance modules as long as you have ABRSM Grade 8 in your chosen instrument or voice. Individual performance tuition is provided with a teacher from the Royal Academy of Music. Key benefits

  • One of the most versatile and lively music departments in the UK.
  • Strong links with the Royal Academy of Music, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Hong Kong.
  • This degree offers you the opportunity to choose the types of modules that suit your interests.
  • Central location offers access to London's rich music scene, alongside many libraries and cultural institutes.
  • Be part of an international group of students.
  • Choral and organ scholarships are available.
  • Students interested in performance will benefit from our partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, while those interested in composition will enjoy our expert teaching and access to London's rich contemporary music scene.
Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme:

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Required subjects: Music Preferred subjects: English, History or Geography

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
PTE Academic69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT)100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Trinity ISELevel III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill
Institution's Own TestPass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7

We also accept a number of English language tests taken as part of school-level qualifications. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.

Band B

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For International fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change. All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
Music at King's College London, University of London - UCAS