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Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom -
Mixed £9,980
Laboratory -
Clinical -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Any student who auditions in person for a place at the RCM will automatically be considered for a scholarship or study award.
  • Scholarships are offered purely on the merits of performance at audition.
  • Scholarship amounts may be for any amount up to full fees.


  • The Doctor of Music (DMus) research degree is for outstanding performers and composers who wish to explore research questions arising directly from their artistic practice.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research degree focuses on musicological and scientific approaches to performance and composition.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

376 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 87%
  • Part Time 13%


  • UK 48%
  • EU 20%
  • Other 32%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Creative arts & design 30 340 370
Biological sciences 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study: