QS Ranking 2019

Royal College of Music named top institution for Performing Arts in the UK for fourth consecutive year

Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has been named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

The RCM is first across UK institutions for the fourth year running, showcasing the strength and quality of teaching at the College. Research activities, graduate employability and academic reputation were all focus areas for delivering the ranking. RCM was also placed second in Europe.

15,000 published entries were processed from 1,222 institutions, ranked across 48 subjects in five subject areas. Votes were taken from academics and employers and research output and impact was analysed.

RCM was also ranked the top UK conservatoire for music in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and top music conservatoire for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Satisfaction (NSS) Survey according to the Times Higher Education.

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