Royal Northern College of Music

Degree level: Undergraduate
UCAS Conservatoires

Bachelor of Music with Honours

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Course summary

The RNCM Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus Hons) degree supports the education of creative, inquisitive, well-rounded musicians, complementing your passion for performance or composition with academic and professional training to the highest standard. In addition to Principal Study, your artistic and technical expertise will flourish through group tuition, classes and masterclasses with high-profile artists, and a range of performance opportunities. You’ll also be encouraged to follow your own path, developing specialisms, connections and a personal musical style as the programme progresses. And with a clear emphasis on success, fulfilment, and musical wellbeing, the course will help you master the skills necessary to build and enjoy a musical career in the 21st Century.

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.

Alternative single specialism

You may audition for two instruments, with the intention of studying one instrument as a single specialism. The outcome of the audition will determine which instrument is taken as the main specialism.

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

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Composition
  • Cornet
  • Double Bass

Secondary instrument/specialisms

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Composition
  • Cornet
  • Double Bass

How to apply

This course is closed for the 2022 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2023 courses.

*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:
300F
Institution code:
R57
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Portfolio


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 – Single Principal Study£75£75
Recording – Joint Principal Study£110£110

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Recording – Single Principal StudyNo fee charged
Recording – Joint Principal StudyNo fee charged

Additional information

Please note that to be selected for audition, all composition applicants should submit a composition portfolio via getacceptd.com/rncm alongside their UCAS Conservatoires application. Visit rncm.ac.uk/youraudition for full audition requirements for all instruments.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The RNCM charges tuition fees to all students for each year of study. To determine the status of undergraduate students for fee purposes, we follow regulations issued by the UK Government. If you don’t qualify for Home status, you’ll be enrolled as an International student. Visit rncm.ac.uk/fees for course fees and information about scholarships and bursaries.
Bachelor of Music with Honours at Royal Northern College of Music - UCAS