Royal College of Music

Course Introduction

The Royal College of Music is one of the world's greatest conservatoires, ranked the top place to study music in the UK in the 2016 Guardian University League Table. Our musicians perform in fantastic venues, with world'leading conductors and directors, and our composers see their works brought to life by brilliant performers. Our dedicated and experienced professors include respected international musicians at the forefront of their fields, and many are principal players with London's major orchestras. For more than 130 years our students have gone on to enjoy international careers, so at the RCM you can tread in the footsteps of the world's leading composers, conductors, singers and instrumentalists. Our location opposite the Royal Albert Hall is the envy of the world. We enjoy fruitful partnerships with neighbouring organisations such as the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum and benefit from being in the heart of London. Our Creative Careers Centre offers countless opportunities to earn money performing at prestigious events across the UK and beyond. Half of our students come from outside the UK, and with teaching staff from every corner of the globe, our friendly and supportive atmosphere allows you to learn from and build contacts and friendships with musicians from around the world. Our fully professional Britten Theatre, magnificent Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, state'of'the'art recording facilities, library studios, and in'house luthier and piano technicians all provide excellent support for your studies. The RCM is at the forefront of digital innovation. With our cutting'edge facilities, technology, and research, we're helping you to create music's future. We devise and award our own degrees, meaning you can create a course to suit your individual professional aspirations. The RCM is renowned for its world'leading research, which informs our teaching, and can help you to develop fully as an artist.

Course Additional Entry

An undergraduate degree or diploma, or an equivalent international qualification, usually in music. Students may be asked to submit 2 pieces of academic writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time

Qualifications required:

  • Course specific