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Music & the Creative Economy Masters (MA): Research areas

Current research in this subject

Many of the staff in the University are research active. This ensures they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies.

Research in music is focused on:

  • composition (acoustic, multimedia, electronic and composition for film/TV);
  • French music since Debussy;
  • Music of Ligeti;
  • historical musicology and organology;
  • East/West musical connections;
  • music education;
  • the interaction between music, science and art; and
  • performance.

We also hold regular research seminars (read more in the Events and lectures section).

In the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014, two-thirds of our research activity was classified as 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading'. This places Kingston Business School among a set of esteemed universities and in the top 50 in the country.

The quality profile for Kingston Business School shows high levels of ‘world-leading' and ‘internationally excellent' research, with our research impact being particularly strong: on average, almost 90 per cent of the Business School's impact was found to be 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

You will receive one-to-one tuition for your research project from international experts: we have a vibrant research community that includes staff, research students and associates from government, industry and commerce. Their work varies from pioneering academic research to highly focused consultancy for clients; they publish their work in a wide range of books and journals and receive substantial external funding from both private and public sector bodies including HSBC, Nokia, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

We undertake research at three levels:

  • at research centres, such as the Small Business Research Centre (SBRC) and Centre for Research in Employability, Skills & Society (CRESS);
  • through research groups, such as the Employee Engagement Consortium and the Emerging Technologies Group; and
  • at individual department level, with numerous research and interest groups between academics.

You can view the full range of research papers published by Kingston Business School academics via the Kingston University Research Repository.

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