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Bachelor of Music (Honours) BMus (Hons)

Royal College of Music

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    300F

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    2nd

    3
  • Subject Ranking

    24th

    4 (Music)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    124

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    92

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.15

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BMus (Hon)

  • Application deadline

    01-Oct

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Applicants for single or joint principal study Composition are requested to apply for course 380W.Undergraduate study at the Royal College of Music balances high-level training in solo, chamber and ensemble performance with critical enquiry into music past and present. Students investigate music in context and how it operates in contemporary cultures. The RCM also provides a range of options for developing practical and applied skills.The nature of your undergraduate experience at the RCM depends on your principal study specialism. In essence, it includes individual lessons with distinguished musicians; core units in historical, technical, practical, and vocational subjects delivered in small groups; and a variety of performances.Our undergraduate programme is designed to be flexible, especially in years 3 and 4, ensuring you can undertake study directly relevant to your needs and aspirations. A variety of options helps every student develop their interests during their time at the RCM.From the very beginning of the course you will be able to draw on exceptional resources and opportunities, such as the RCM Library, the Centre for Performance Science, Creative Careers Centre and RCM Sparks – our outreach and education programme.Royal College of Music courses are internationally recognised, with successful students awarded their qualifications under the RCM's Royal Charter.Most students have the option of taking a second study on this course. Second study allows students to receive tuition in a second specialism, taught and assessed at a lower intensity than their principal study, in an area that does not qualify for related study. Second study specialisms are subject to successful audition and the agreement of the relevant Head of Faculty. Auditions take place during the first few weeks of the course, and students will have the opportunity to register for these auditions shortly before the start of the academic year. There is no need to inform the RCM at the point of application.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

EE

Details

Two A Levels at grade E or above in any subject.OrOne A Level (grade E or above) and two AS Levels (one at grade D or above and one at grade E or above)Most UK applicants will take A Level music or equivalent and achieve a Grade A or B. If you are choosing your subjects now, we recommend that you choose music if possible.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,250 per year

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University information

Arts, Drama & Music Ranking

2nd

About this University

The Royal College of Music's dedicated and experienced professors include respected international musicians at the forefront of their fields – including principal players with London's major orchestras. RCM musicians perform with world-leading conductors and directors, and RCM composers see their works brought to life by brilliant performers. Situated in the cultural heart of London, the college is opposite the world-famous Royal Albert Hall and adjacent to the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

Address

Main Site

Prince Consort Road

London

SW7 2BS

UNITED KINGDOM