Requirements

Applicants for the research degrees programme (MPhil or PhD) at RNCM are normally expected to hold a good master’s degree in a relevant subject, having undertaken research training and produced a dissertation and/or a portfolio of compositions or performances.

For entry to the College’s programmes of study, applicants must have sufficient command of the English language to complete their studies and to prepare and defend a thesis in English.

The minimum requirement for applicants to the music education, music psychology and musicology pathways is an average IELTS score of 7.0 including a minimum of 7.0 for writing and no less than 6.0 in any of the other three components (listening, writing and speaking), or equivalent scores on a test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) taken no more than 12 months before the application was made.

The minimum requirement for applicants to the composition and performance pathways is an average IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any of the four components, or equivalent scores on a test approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) taken no more than 12 months before the application was made.

Further information for students applying from overseas can be found here. If you are unsure of the status of your qualifications or require further information, please contact Rachel Ware (Research Administrator) at research@rncm.ac.uk or +44 (0) 161 907 5228.