Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: University of London

Master of Arts (Choral Conducting) (Taught)

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Course summary

The application deadline for this course is 6 January 2022. The Academy's distinctive postgraduate Choral Conducting course, under the direction of Patrick Russill, embraces a comprehensive range of sacred music for concert and service plus selected secular repertoire. It is the UK’s longest-established specialist postgraduate choral conducting course, founded in 1997. We equip students with the necessary skills to become leaders of choirs all around the world. Choosing to study in the centre of London, at the heart of the diverse British choral tradition, provides an unrivalled learning 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

  • Conducting (Choral)

Assessment method

Please see the information on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/about-our-courses/postgraduate-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:
8313
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 This course has its auditions in London in February.

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree with Honours, or APEL equivalent. https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/next-step/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition


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 Indicator, TOEFL iBT Home Edition and TOEFL ITP Plus for China.

English Language requirements are published on our website.

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/next-step/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
London£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
LondonNot available at this location

Additional information

The application deadline for this course is 6 January 2022. First Round assessments will be made by video submission. You will hear by the end of January if you have been called for the Second Round, which will take place at the Academy during February. Please see the information on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/departments/choral-conducting/courses/choral-conducting


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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.

Master of Arts (Choral Conducting) at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS