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Postgraduate Diploma: Advanced Studies

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Music Performance / Playing Music Composition

Course type


Course Summary

The RNCM’s specialised Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Studies (PGDip) is ideal for performers and composers who have a Master’s-level qualification and wish to perfect their craft with us.

Designed to enhance your musical experience, the programme offers exceptional Principal Study and group tuition, complemented by a flexible choice of modules that reflect the dynamic and evolving music industry. You’ll also benefit from a range of performance and professional development opportunities to further enhance your creative and technical skills and employability.

The PGDip: Advanced Studies in Musical Performance/Composition consists of 120 credits and comprises the following two strands: Advanced Performance/Composition tuition and two elective modules. All PGDip students receive regular tuition from the RNCM’s team of internationally-acclaimed staff, a wealth of performance opportunities both at the College and externally, support of an appointed mentor who will advise you through your selection of options and in preparation for your final performance/portfolio, and vocational and academic elective modules options that complement specialist tuition and performance activities.


Delivered through intensive one-to-one sessions, masterclasses, group classes, lectures and workshops. Applicants external to the RNCM may elect to be assessed through a flexible diet of possible performance/composition assessment formats that allow major College-led performances (e.g. major operatic roles, or concerto performances, subject to approval) to count towards your final degree.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

All PGDip applicants must hold an MMus or equivalent.