The Academy provides a wide range of opportunities for postgraduates, including a broad selection of degrees, diplomas and professional development courses, as well as a thriving and innovative research culture. Whether you want to focus in performance only, study a specific specialism or incorporate research into your studies, we offer a variety of postgraduate study programmes to suit your individual interests.

All Master of Music candidates are automatically considered for Master of Arts, so if you are also interested in MA study you should only apply for MMus because there will only be one audition.

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Our Postgraduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Performance or Composition (MA)

This is the core postgraduate programme (taken by the majority of Academy postgraduates) for students who want to focus on performance or composition and build on their professional skills.

Master of Arts in Musical Theatre (MA)

A one-year programme of intensive full-time study for Musical Theatre specialists.

Master of Music in Performance or Composition (MMus)

This builds on the MA by adding a Masters Project. This is our standard postgraduate programme for composers and provides training in research skills for project development (including preparation for doctoral-level work).

Our Postgraduate Diplomas (normally post-masters awards)

Professional Diploma (Prof. Dip)

For students who want to explore areas of professional specialism at postgraduate level.
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CPD Diploma in Creative Music Leadership

A one-year programme of intensive full-time study for professional portfolio career musicians to gain valuable skills, knowledge and practical experience in creative music leadership.

Advanced Diploma in Performance (AdvDip)

High-level professional performance training within a largely self-directed one-year programme of study.

Advanced Diploma in Opera (AdvDip)

A two-year postgraduate course of intense training for opera singers.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral Degrees in Performance Practice or Composition

For performers and composers who already have highly developed skills and focused career aspirations.