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Course summary

For many years, the Academy has produced the most outstanding array of exciting, versatile, creative and employable musicians to emerge on to the jazz scene. We offer a supportive environment in which to learn and experiment with this extremely broad art form. We encourage our students to find their own creative voice and equip them with the skills needed to enable them to pursue a future as working jazz musicians. The Academy jazz course benefits from small numbers, enabling students to receive a personalised education and close support throughout their studies. All Jazz candidates are initially assessed by video recording as Round One of the audition process; the deadline for your video upload is 27 October 2023, midday UK time. The Master of Music in Performance is similar to the Master of Arts but with the addition of a Master's 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 normal course length for the MMus is two calendar years, but in exceptional circumstances students can take the one calendar year course. 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.


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

  • Any Musical Instrument (Jazz)
  • Clarinet (Jazz)
  • Double Bass (Jazz)
  • Drumkit (Jazz)
  • Electric bass (jazz)
  • Flute (Jazz)

Assessment method

Please see the information on

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.

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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 details about how to prepare your round one video audition, please see the Audition Requirements section on

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree with Honours, or APEL equivalent.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test.
PTE Academic76Minimum score of 59 in every section of the test.
TOEFL (iBT)95Minimum scores for Reading: 18, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

We accept IELTS Online, TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition. PTE Academic, PTE Academic Online and Cambridge C1 Advanced.

English Language requirements are published on our website.

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
Online recall (Jazz)£100£100

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
LondonNot available at this location
Online recall (Jazz)Not available at this location

Additional information

27 October 2023, midday UK time: deadline to upload Round One audition recordings into the Acceptd portal, details are on our Jazz auditions page. All Jazz candidates are initially assessed by video recording as Round One of the audition process, after which candidates may be invited to a recall, either live or online - please indicate your preference for the recall by your 'audition location' choice. For details about how to prepare your round one video audition, please see the Audition Requirements section on

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are available on

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. The UK Student Finance Company allows eligible students to apply for a Master's loan. You can find more details about financial support on

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