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Research

Research at the Royal College of Music embraces the creative, cultural and scientific study of music. Our thriving community of researchers works on a diverse range of projects in musicology, performance science, music education, composition and performance.

Our students are mentored and supported by staff at the cutting edge of research and innovation in their own disciplines, recognised internationally for their work. With access to fantastic resources, staff and students are able to work on research projects that embrace themes that include creative practice, experiential learning, history, music psychology and health and wellbeing.

The RCM had the highest percentage of world-leading research of all London conservatoires in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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Doctoral clarinet studentship now open for applications

The Royal College of Music is pleased to invite applications from doctoral candidates for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship.

Royal College of Music marks centenary year of Sir Hubert Parry and First World War

This year, the RCM marks two important centenaries with specially curated concerts and explorations into the collection. 

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Research at the Royal College of Music

Randall Scotting discusses his decision to unertake doctoral research at the RCM