Royal Academy Of Music

Course Introduction

Consists of core performance; specialist performance; project work under 1 of 2 options: concert project, for students with advanced professional performance experience seeking to develop their concert practive through critical reflection and research; or performance and research, for students with advanced skills in academic writing and research seeking to pursue a topic in performance research relevant to their development as performers.

Course Modules

The MMus attracts a total of 180 credits, as follows: principal study (140 credits, divided between); individual lessons and studies (80 credits); faculty activity (60 credits); professional portfolio (40 credits); project work (40 credits).

Course Additional Entry

We would expect a performance standard at least equivalent to that of a recognised music diploma in your principal'study. You should normally be completing (or have completed) an undergraduate programme of musical study at the time of application. For the MA and MMus, to enrol you must possess a good Honours Bachelor degree (normally in music: level 6 in the UK's National Qualification Framework), otherwise an international qualification of an equivalent standard from a university or educational institution of university rank is required. You may verify the acceptability of your qualifications with the admissions officer. If you are applying for the MMus, you must provide 2 pieces of academic written work on musical subjects. Each piece should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length. (If you already have a longer piece of work, for example a thesis, please choose a representative extract for 1 of these items). You must also write a concert proposal or a research project proposal.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MMus £21,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MMus £11,700  Academic year. First year home fees