Royal College of Music top conservatoire for performing arts in the UK for third consecutive year

Friday 2 March 2018


The Royal College of Music (RCM) is named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom and Europe and second in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

The prestigious league table measures the strength and quality of teaching and places the RCM above all other UK institutions for the third year running. Each institution's research activities, graduate employability and international profile are also measured. The rankings are compiled from the opinions of academics and employers and from analysis of research output and impact. 

In 2017 the Royal College of Music was rated gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The RCM was also placed as the top UK specialist institution for music in the 2017 Complete University Guide. 

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