Professional Diploma (Performance) at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

This is a specialist and intensive Diploma at Level 7 within the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (post-Masters), for performance candidates who wish to follow a particular area of focus within or connected to their Principal Study. Candidates should have the potential and aspiration to succeed at the highest international standard. The application deadline for London auditions or video auditions is 2 October 2023. The application deadline for our New York audition centres is 8 January 2024.

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
  • Bassoon (Historical Performance)
  • Cello
  • Cello (Historical Performance)
  • Clarinet

Assessment method

Please see the information on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/about-our-courses


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:
903F
Institution code:
R53
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At the Academy we pride ourselves on our diverse international community. Over 800 students study here every year, with around sixty different nationalities from all over the world. https://www.ram.ac.uk/student-life/international; https://www.ram.ac.uk/accommodation. Please see the Audition Requirements section for your Department on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/departments We are holding auditions in New York during February 2024 for candidates from North and South America who cannot travel to London for their audition. The application deadline for London auditions or video auditions is 2 October 2023. The deadline for UCAS Conservatoires and Acceptd for New York is 8 January 2024 midday UK time.

Entry requirements

A Master’s qualification or equivalent (in a relevant subject) but the Academy welcomes applications from students who may not meet the normal requirements (https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/entry-requirements).

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Evidence of professional performing potential in your principal study


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test.
PTE Academic59Minimum score of 59 in every section of the test.
TOEFL (iBT)72Minimum scores for Reading: 18, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

We accept IELTS Online, TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition. PTE Academic, PTE Academic Online and Cambridge C1 Advanced.

English Language requirements are published on our website.

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/entry-requirements


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
Video Recording: Upload£100£100
New York£100£100
London£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Video Recording: UploadNot available at this location
New YorkNot available at this location
LondonNot available at this location

Additional information

For details about how to prepare a video audition, please see the Audition Requirements section for your Department on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/departments We are holding auditions in New York during February 2024 for candidates from North and South America who cannot travel to London for their audition. The deadline for UCAS Conservatoires and Acceptd for New York is 8 January 2024 midday UK time.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are available on www.ram.ac.uk/fees

Sponsorship information

Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit following entrance assessment during our advertised audition sessions. There is no separate scholarship application process, and entrance scholarship awards are confirmed in candidates' offer details. You can find more details about financial support on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/fees-scholarships-and-bursaries.

Provider information

Visit our website

Royal Academy of Music, University of London
Marylebone Road
Westminster
NW1 5HT


Course contact details

Visit our course page
Enquiries

020 7873 7373

Accordion Administrator

020 7873 7380

Brass Administrator

020 7873 7320

Guitar Administrator

020 7873 7380

Harp Administrator

020 7873 7380

Historical Performance

020 7873 7310

Jazz Administrator

020 7873 7379

Organ Administrator

020 7873 7390

Piano Administrator

020 7873 7405

Strings Administrator

020 7873 7395

Timpani and Percussion Administrator

020 7873 7320

Vocal Administrator

020 7873 7444

Woodwind Administrator

020 7873 7320

Professional Diploma (Performance) at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS