Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Royal Academy of Music, University of London


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.

Entry requirements

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.

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).

Assessment methods

Final assessment is based on: principal study (50 per cent divided as follows): Final recital or composition portfolio (2/3 of principal study mark); concerto examination or faculty equivalent (1/3 of principal study mark); professional portfolio (25 per cent); project work (25 per cent).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MMus Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MMus Full-time £ 21,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Academy of Music Camden NW1 5HT South East

Key information

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