Taught postgraduate

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The RCM offers a bespoke programme of study that will give you the support, training and knowledge you will need for the working world of music.

Our main Masters programme for performers and composers is designed to fulfill your potential as a musician and can lead to one of three qualifications: MPerf, MComp or MMus.

The MMusEd is also for performers and composers and is aimed at graduates who wish to develop their skills as Teaching Musicians. Alternatively, our MSc in Performance Science is designed for those who wish to gain a scientific understanding of how music is performed, taught, created and perceived.

We also offer a range of Artist Diplomas as the highest level of taught postgraduate study, which are designed for those would like to work intensively on further artistic development beyond Masters level.

Our Research degrees allow students to undertake advanced research in performance, composition, musicology, music education and performance science.

The RCM and other conservatoires from around the world launched the Global Conservatoire in May 2021, allowing students to learn from a global classroom and develop their international networks. Students are able to choose Global Conservatoire modules as part of their programme of study.


For all general enquiries about study at the RCM, including those relating to applications and the audition processes, please contact our Admissions team. The International team will be able to help with any questions relating to studying at the RCM as an international student.


Admissions and general audition enquiries

+44 (0)20 7591 4362


International team

International student enquiries


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