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  • Qualification

    Mmus/MusM - Master of Music

  • Location

    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


Designed for students interested in furthering their development in jazz at postgraduate level, this specialist pathway is led by internationally renowned jazz saxophonist and composer (and Head of the Jazz BMus pathway) Professor Tommy Smith OBE and offers bespoke tuition from some of the best jazz musicians and educators in the Scotland.

We offer 90 minutes of one-to-one lessons each week on your principal study instrument ¬¬(the highest amount of contact time offered anywhere in the UK at time of publication), allowing you to maximise your instrumental skills and potential.

Our MMus Jazz pathway is designed to accommodate both jazz performers and jazz writer/arrangers. The course is highly bespoke, and you will have a large amount of control in the way that your studies are structured. As the MMus Jazz pathway is still relatively young, there’s a lot of focus on the department and this offers many opportunities for jazz students to perform both inside and outside of the institution and for writer/arrangers to have their compositions and arrangements performed.

Graduate Destination

Jazz graduates have been recipients of the prestigious Yamaha Jazz Scholarship, with bassist David Bowden and pianists Peter Johnstone and Utsav Lal obtaining scholarships; Peter and Utsav have also recorded a CD for the cover of Jazzwise magazine and performed at the Houses of Parliament.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 18,699per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Campus address

    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G2 3DB, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    157 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%



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