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Three students stood talking in the RCM reception

Royal College of Music named top institution for performing arts in the UK for fifth consecutive year

Tuesday 3 March 2020

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has been named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom for the fifth consecutive year in the prestigious 2020 QS World University Rankings.

The RCM was placed first across UK institutions for the fifth year running and top in Europe, showcasing the strength and quality of teaching and research at the College. The RCM’s academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations and the productivity and impact of published works were all measured.

RCM was also ranked top UK conservatoire for music in the Complete University Guide Arts, Drama and Music League Table 2020 and top UK conservatoire for music in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.