What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

Royal Northern college of music

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£24,000.00 (24,58,709) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

27 September 2021


Royal Northern College of Music

124 Oxford Road,


M13 9RD, England

Entry requirements

For international students

PGDip applicants must hold an MMus or equivalent. Candidates whose first language is not English must meet the English language requirements for this course. These are IELTS 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in each component (or equivalent as defined by UKVI).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.