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 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £10,250
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

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: