Royal Academy of Music, University of London
Postgraduate Certificate (Composition: Intensive) PgCert
Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21455 £18360 £22141
25-75 percentile range £17911 - £25024 £13492 - £22848 £16777 - £27979

Course Description

The PGCert is designed as an option for postgraduate students who cannot meet the academic entry requirements for the MA. You are provided with the full range of MA tuition. If you meet the learning outcomes of the MA you will gain that award. The standard course length is two years, though in exceptional cases students can be allowed to take this intensive one-year course. The course path and length can be discussed at the entrance interview and adjusted as appropriate, you are not tied to the option you choose when you submit your application in UCAS Conservatoires.

The deadline for the Academy to receive both your UCAS Conservatoires application and also your portfolio is 2 October, 18:00 UK time.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Postgraduate Certificate (Composition: Intensive) PgCert at Royal Academy of Music, University of London

50% Teaching Professionals
30% Skilled trades occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Administrative occupations

Grading & Study Time

**Please see the information on https:**//www.ram.ac.uk/study/about-our-courses

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Music

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5

Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test.

PTE Academic 59

Minimum score of 59 in every section of the test.

TOEFL (iBT) 72

Minimum scores for Reading: 18, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

At the Academy we pride ourselves on our diverse international community. Over 800 students study here every year, with around sixty different nationalities from all over the world. https://www.ram.ac.uk/student-life/international https://www.ram.ac.uk/accommodation We are offering a choice of video interview or in-person interview to all candidates who are selected to progress after their portfolio has been assessed - please indicate your preference for the interview by your 'audition location' choice.

Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit following entrance assessment during our advertised audition sessions. Composers are assessed for scholarships on the basis of their second-round interview. There is no separate scholarship application process, and entrance scholarship awards are confirmed in candidates' offer details. You can find more details about financial support on https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/fees-scholarships-and-bursaries.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Postgraduate Certificate (Composition: Intensive), PgCert, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

**There are no academic entry requirements for this course**

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

October 2, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Established in 1822, the Royal Academy of Music, University of London, is located right in the heart of London City Centre. This prestigious academy is the oldest conservatoire in the UK, and it has produced numerous household names, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Annie Lennox and Elton John. All students must audition as part of the admissions process, and for each type of musician and level of study, the Academy lists all requirements on their website.

List of 25 Bachelor and Master Courses from Royal Academy of Music, University of London - Course Catalogue

Student composition of Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Total number of students enrolled at Royal Academy of Music, University of London by level Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on January 2023
undergraduates:
405
postgraduates:
380
Total:
785
  • Supporting Academy scholarships

Where is this programme taught

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