Royal Academy of Music, University of London

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

Advanced Diploma (Performance) (Taught)

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Course summary

The programme at RQF Level 8 attracts a cosmopolitan, strongly motivated, and very talented student body which gives participants a realistic sense of the demands required to be at the top of the profession. The Academy's teaching is delivered by leading professional figures, whether in weekly lessons or in high-profile public masterclasses, so that students are educated in a culture that engenders the highest professional standards in relation to artistic interpretation and technical discipline. The Academy's world-class collections of string and keyboard instruments, music manuscripts, early printed materials, and other musical artefacts, together with the programme of events in the Academy's Museum, provide an unparalleled resource which impacts upon the student learning experience at all levels of the programme. The programme is designed to enable students to make the most of the educational opportunities afforded by being at the cultural heart of Europe's leading city for classical music.

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/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:
W301
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. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/video-recordings has details about how to submit a video audition.

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. A performance standard at least equivalent to a Distinction at Master’s level. https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/next-step/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Evidence of professional performing potential in your principal study


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.
PTE Academic59Minimum score of 59 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.

We accept IELTS Indicator, TOEFL iBT, 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
Video Recording: Upload£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

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

Additional information

Please see the information on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/audition. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/video-recordings has details about how to submit a video audition.


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.

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 7393

Accordion Administrator

020 7873 7380

Brass Administrator

020 7873 7320

Guitar Administrator

020 7873 7380

Harp Administrator

020 7873 7380

Historical Performance

020 7873 7379

Jazz Administrator

020 7873 7379

020 7873 7374

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

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