Number 1 conservatoire and top for graduate prospects in The Times Good University Guide

You can apply through CUKAS (Conservatoires UK Admissions Service) for most Academy programmes of study. Read full details here.

Top for graduate employment in the Guardian University Guide music tables for 2014

The Royal Academy of Music has been training students for over 190 years. During that time, we have produced hundreds and thousands of musicians who have succeeded at the highest levels.

Selected by Spear’s as one of the world’s best music schools

Whether you aspire to becoming the next Felicity Lott, Simon Rattle, Annie Lennox or Evelyn Glennie, this special place is committed to helping students realise their talent and follow in the footsteps as their musical forbears and heroes.

Number 1 music conservatoire in the Complete University Guide 2014 and 2015 – and top overall for graduate prospects

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‘I was so challenged here, and I was so inspired here, it's just such a roller-coaster being at the Academy... it’s about musical perfection, it's about aiming as high as you possibly can, to be the best you possibly can be. It’s just in the walls.’ 
Gareth Malone on BBC2’s ‘The Choir’, December 2013

‘This is a place of sheer joy and exuberance, this is a place of meticulous artistry where futures are built, this is a place where people come to learn a craft, where talents are passed on from generation to generation’.
Sir Elton John (former Junior Exhibitioner) speech at the Academy, October 2013