Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Taught)

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Course summary

The Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music is designed to allow students with an existing masters qualification to progress further within their discipline. You will have the opportunity to extend and deepen your skills, knowledge and understanding in-and-through performance within a rich conservatoire environment.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.

Instrument/specialisms

For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Accordion
  • Bassoon
  • Bodhran
  • Button Accordion (Traditional Music)
  • Cello
  • Cello (Traditional Music)

Modules

More information about what the course entails can be found on our website: https://www.rcs.ac.uk/postgraduate/advanced-postgraduate-diploma-music/


How to apply

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

Application codes

Course code:
445F
Institution code:
R58
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Currently around 20% of our students come from outside the UK. Between them, they represent over 60 different nationalities and add a rich diversity to the Conservatoire.

Entry requirements

Candidates are normally expected to hold a Masters Degree in Music.


Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Recording£65£65
RCS£65£65
Singapore£65£65

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
RecordingNot available at this location
RCSNot available at this location
SingaporeNot available at this location

Additional information

For more information on what to prepare for audition, please see the department specific pages on our website - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/postgraduate/masters-music-mmus/.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9927* Whole course
England £9927* Whole course
Northern Ireland £9927* Whole course
Scotland £9927* Whole course
Wales £9927* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9927* Whole course
EU £19635* Whole course
International £19635* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For more information on fees and funding, please see our website - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/apply/finance/feesandfunding

Sponsorship information

The Royal Conservatoire is able to offer a number of entrance scholarships which are awarded as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit and financial need. Please see our website for more information - https://www.rcs.ac.uk/apply/finance/scholarships/.

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - UCAS