Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma: Advance Studies

Royal Northern College of Music · Royal Northern College of Music

Entry requirements

Please see http://www.rncm.ac.uk/study-here/what-you-can-study/graduate/postgraduate-diploma/

Solo Performance (including Conducting and Repetiteur Studies) Chamber Music* Orchestral Studies Composition

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma programme provides students with advanced level musical training to a professional level in performance. The course offers a flexible approach to learning through a wide range of vocational options which complement Principal Study tuition and corporate performance activities, all of which prepare you for the demends of the music profession.

The programme comprises 120 credits consists of two strands:

Principal Study tuition (60 credits), which is delivered through intensive ono-to-one sessions, masterclasses, group classes, lectures and workshops.

Options (60 credits), which include a significant choice of specialisms to enable you to develop a portfolio of practical, vocational and research-based areas of activity relevant to your own professional development. Chamber music, operatic excerpts, orchestral experience, lecture recital, performance: theory and practice, and preparation for research options in musicology and music psychology.

Information for international students

Please see http://www.rncm.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/why-study-at-rncm/

Fees and funding

UK students
see rncm.ac.uk for details
International students
see rncm.ac.uk for details

Please see http://www.rncm.ac.uk/study-here/what-you-can-study/graduate/postgraduate-diploma/

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)161 907 5337