Royal Academy of Music, University of London

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

Master of Music (Performance) (Taught)

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Course summary

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The Master of Music in Performance is similar to the Master of Arts but with the addition of a Masters Project; this can be a concert with commentary, a recording-based project, a dissertation or a mixture of these. Your Project preparation is supported by a team of specialists and provides an opportunity for you to enhance your creative work through specialised academic study and practice-led research. Postgraduate students are a vital part of the Academy’s musical culture, working in a uniquely collaborative performance environment ideally suited to helping talented musicians — from across the globe — to achieve their musical ambitions. Students wishing to prepare applications for doctoral study will normally choose the MMus rather than the MA. The programme path and length can be discussed at the entrance interview and adjusted as appropriate, you are not tied to the option you choose when you submit your application in UCAS Conservatoires.

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
  • Any Musical Instrument (Jazz)
  • Bassoon
  • Bassoon (Historical Performance)
  • Cello
  • Cello (Historical Performance)

Assessment method

Please see the information on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-programmes


How to apply

This course is closed for the 2021 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2022 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:
805F
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. For 2021 entry, candidates for most specialisms can audition by video recording or by attending a live audition in London. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/video-recordings has details about how to apply for a video audition. Harp candidates who attend our London auditions in December can use Academy harps and do not need to bring their own instrument.

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Music with Honours, or APEL equivalent. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Evidence of professional performing potential in your principal study.

Other

If you are applying for the MMus, you must provide one piece of academic written work and a Project Proposal. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement/postgraduate-written-requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.
PTE Academic70Minimum score of 51 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa.

We will accept TOEFL results if the IELTS and PTE Academic tests are unavailable in your country. TOEFL equivalent scores are listed on our website.

English Language requirements are published on our website:

https://www.ram.ac.uk/english-language-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
Video Recording: Upload£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

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

Additional information

For 2021 entry you can audition by video recording or by attending a live audition in London. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/video-recordings has details about how to apply for 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 the audition assessment (in person or by recording) 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 http://www.ram.ac.uk/financial-support.

Provider information

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


Course contact details

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Enquiries

020 7873 7393

Accordion Administrator

020 7873 7380

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

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