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History and Music

Royal Holloway University of London

36 months
21900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This joint degree in History and Music at Royal Holloway University of London allows you to combine a passion for history and music. Through your history studies you will be able to start satisfying your curiosity about the past, acquire understanding of specific periods and problems, and make discoveries.  At the same time you will develop a deeper understanding of music.


Studying History is exciting and rewarding; it encourages you to appreciate the human experience in other places and at other times. Exploring what people have felt, thought and done in the past expands our self-awareness.

Career opportunities

Studying History and Music at Royal Holloway University of London will provide you with a unique skill set, open up a wide range of career options and provide a basis for further study. As well as practical performance, composition and production skills, your degree demonstrates that you enjoy being challenged, are able to think through issues and problems in a logical and consistent way and have a understanding other values and cultures, which equips you to operate successfully in a fast-changing and increasingly globalised and multi-cultural environment. 

On graduation you will be informed and independent - armed with key skills including; problem-solving, organisation and planning, research and analysis, as well as communication and presentation skills and critical thinking.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  History in the Making
  •  Independent Essay
  •  Gods, Men and Power: An Introduction to the Ancient World, from Homer to Mohammed
  •  Republics, Kings and People: The Foundations of European Political Thought from Plato to Rousseau
  •  The Age of Discovery: Expansion, Invention and Globalisation in the Early Modern World
  •  Conflict and Identity in Modern Europe, c. 1770 to 2000
  •  Mao to Mandela: Twentieth-Century Leaders of the non-Western World
  •  Rome to Renaissance: An Introduction to the Middle Ages

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels: AAB-ABB
  • A-level in Music at grade A, or Grade 7 in Music Theory at pass
  • Grade 7 in performance (where applicants are unable to take Grade 7, video evidence may be acceptable)
  • Applicants without A-level grade A in Music or pass in Grade 7 Music Theory may be eligible for the Intensive Theory entry. This requires Music GCSE grade A/7 or equivalent, plus performance at Grade 7 level. In term 1 you will be required to take Fundamentals of Music Theory, an intensive music literacy course.
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
  • All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21900 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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