Royal Academy of Music, University of London

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

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

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Course summary

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The BMus combines focused study in performance with supporting academic studies. Every aspect is designed to help you towards realising your full musical potential, and to prepare you for your career in music. You will have at least one hour of one-to-one tuition per week in your Principal Study, with numerous performance opportunities. We offer a wide range of activities, events, training sessions and modules for you to hone your skill in such things as studio recording and editing techniques, self promotion and marketing, writing CVs, making funding applications, understanding the music business and working in arts management. At the end of your third and fourth years, you submit a portfolio of materials to help prepare you for professional life after the Academy.

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

Modules

Individual lessons on your instrument, and a combination of masterclasses, performance classes, chamber music, concerts and everything else that you do in your specialism. A range of core modules reinforces your awareness as a listener, develops your interpretive abilities and extends your knowledge and imagination. A range of electives encourages you to pursue your individual interests as you prepare for a musical career.

Assessment method

Your principal study will be assessed during the year by technical testing and chamber music, and at the end of the year by recital examination.


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:
302F
Institution code:
R53
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 for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

This will require satisfactory transcripts to show that you have passed Year 1 or Years 1 and 2 of a music degree at another institution, and that you have successfully covered the study areas which you would have to complete at the Academy to progress into Year 2 or Year 3. Please note that it is not possible to transfer into Year 4 of our BMus programme.

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

Qualification requirements

If you are not taking Music as a subject in your school exams, we recommend gaining knowledge of Music Theory at Grade 6 level (ABRSM or Trinity College London) before you commence your studies with us. For international qualifications, in general, a secondary school certificate of a sufficiently high level to permit university entry will be acceptable, however applications will be examined on an individual basis by the Admissions Board.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Evidence of professional performing potential in your principal study, sound general musicianship and a good aural response.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa. Overall score of 6.0 required to join BMus Year 2 or Year 3.
PTE Academic51Minimum score of 51 in every section of the test for candidates who need a student visa. Overall score of 58 required to join BMus Year 2 or Year 3.

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/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement/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

Please see the information on http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-programmes


Unistats information

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89%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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. The UK Student Finance Company allows eligible students to apply for tuition fee loans to cover the tuition costs, and UK students can also apply for maintenance awards to assist with living costs. You can find more details about financial support on http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/studying-at-the-academy/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

Brass Administrator

020 7873 7320

Guitar Administrator

020 7873 7380

Harp Administrator

020 7873 7380

Historical Performance

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

Bachelor of Music (Honours) at Royal Academy of Music, University of London - UCAS