How to apply

Apply now for September 2019 entry.

The deadline for most courses is 6pm UK time (18.00 BST) on 1 October 2018.

There is a January deadline for Research, Repetiteur, Conducting and Choral Conducting courses, our Continuing Professional Development diploma, and auditions in North America.

Please see our Application Dates page for full details.
You can use our online form to find the best study option for you.

Making your application

You can apply for most Academy programmes of study through UCAS Conservatoires. All candidates who submit a complete application on time will be assessed for entry. If you have missed the deadline for your application, please contact admissions@ram.ac.uk before submitting a late application. We can consider late applications if there are still places available.

When you are ready to apply, go to the UCAS Conservatoires application page. The Academy’s UCAS Conservatoires ID is R53 and there is useful UCAS online help available for filling in your application.

There is a £25 UCAS Conservatoires registration fee, and the Academy’s application fees are detailed here.

Research Degree

Our MPhil/PhD PDF application form is available here, please apply directly to the Academy for the Research Degree.

Auditioning outside the UK

We also hold auditions in Asia, Australia and North America.

Study Abroad or Erasmus+

Please see our Incoming Exchanges page, the deadline is 1 March 2019.

How many applications?

If you want to be considered for different courses for the same instrument or discipline at the Academy, you only need to apply for one course in in UCAS Conservatoires because you will only have one audition.

The application should usually be for the higher-level course. For example, if you are interested in the Advanced Diploma in Opera, but also in the Professional Diploma or Master of Arts (Postgraduate Vocal Studies), only apply for the Advanced Diploma in Opera.

MA or MMus?

The MA is the standard core programme of study taken by the majority of postgraduate students. The MMus builds on the core by adding a Masters Project (MMus details are published here). The MMus lasts for one or two calendar years (September to September), the MA is one or two academic years (September to July). Master of Music candidates are automatically considered for Master of Arts entry so only one application is needed

You can find programme descriptions on our Programmes of Study web page. In your Personal Statement or in an email to admissions@ram.ac.uk you can tell us that you are also interested in the other courses. Please include your name and UCAS Personal ID if you send an email.

You can discuss the courses during your audition, and the panel will consider you for the other course options. The Academy’s Admissions Board will decide which course to offer (if the audition is successful), and your course details will be adjusted when the result is sent to UCAS Conservatoires. This means you are not tied to the course choice in your application; you are welcome to contact admissions@ram.ac.uk before applying if you have questions about this.

Tuition fees and financial support

Read information about the Academy’s tuition fees here.

Find out about our scholarships and bursaries provision here.

All Advanced Diploma applications are eligible for Bicentenary Scholarship consideration.

Applications for Junior Academy

These are managed separately by Junior Academy.


For any further questions about the application process or if you would prefer to receive this information in a PDF document, please email registry@ram.ac.uk

If you are having problems with the online process, there is online help on the UCAS Conservatoires website. There is also a blog page, and a UCAS Contacts web page. The telephone helpline for candidates outside the UK is +44 330 3330 232