Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Music (Performance)

Course forms bridge to professional career; applicants should have a clear idea of their future aims (whether in opera, solo, chamber or orchestral work); emphasis is on performance and on catering for and monitoring individual needs; a range of studies is available to complement and support the principal study area; includes many and varied opportunities for performance; regular concerts and recitals; course is assessed on 2 core performances, 1 specialist performance and a professional portfolio.

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.

Course modules

The MA 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).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a final recital (or equivalent); concerto assessment (or equivalent); profile report on faculty activity, including reports from individual lessons, concerts, performance classes, ensembles, etc.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 11,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 20,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

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