Royal College of Music

Course Introduction

These doctoral awards are specialist research degrees that particularly encourage practice'based research in the areas of performance, composition, musicology and performance science; the DMus is aimed at performers and composers who wish to explore research questions arising directly from their artistic practice; students are expected to include practical work in addition to written commentaries, whether a composition or a performance portfolio; the PhD is a research degree that foregrounds musicological and scientific approaches to performance and composition; students are expected to offer a written dissertation, with supporting practical work if appropriate to the topic.

Course Additional Entry

Normally, taught Master's degree required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
DMus £13,947  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
DMus £5,946  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
DMus £7,004  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
DMus £3,060  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £13,947  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £5,946  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £7,004  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £3,060  Academic year. First year home fees