Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Master of Music (Repetiteurship) MMus
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The MMus degree is intended for students who are seeking an extended and thorough professional grounding at Masters level in their chosen area of specialism. This is a two-year full-time programme, leading to 240 SCQF credits at level 11 (120 ECTS credits). The majority of the teaching and learning takes place in four 15-week trimesters, with a break for trimester three of the first year. 27 weeks of one-and-a-half hour principal study lessons are offered, to a total of 81 hours across the two years.

As a student on the MMus/MA Repetiteurship programme, you will work and study as part of the internationally reputable Alexander Gibson Opera School. In your studies you will work regularly with staff from the Alexander Opera School, who have considerable professional experience both nationally and internationally.

The programme will give you the opportunity to learn and study all of the core and related skill sets; piano lessons, languages, coaching, continuo playing, style, repertoire and conducting. A large part of your training will be in practical sessions, playing for classes, opera scenes rehearsals, full productions and, where appropriate, conducting.

Previous students who have studied this discipline at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have gone on to study and work at the highest level including at the National Opera Studio, the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Opera North, Dortmund, Darmstadt and the Amsterdam Opera Studio.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Currently around 20% of our students come from outside the UK. Between them, they represent over 60 different nationalities and add a rich diversity to the Conservatoire.

The Royal Conservatoire is able to offer a number of entrance scholarships which are awarded as part of the audition/selection process on the basis of merit and financial need. Please see our website for more information -
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Candidates for both the MMus and MA are normally expected to hold a good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.


Tuition Fees Master of Music (Repetiteurship) MMus

Channel Islands £9543 year 1
Ireland £9543 year 1
England UK £9543 year 1
Scotland £9543 year 1
Wales £9543 year 1
Northern Ireland £9543 year 1
EU £18699 year 1
International £18699 year 1

Additional fee information

For more information on fees and funding, please see our website -

Average student cost of living in the UK

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 1, 2023

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)

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About Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Situated in the heart of Glasgow and dedicating itself to the arts of Drama, Music and Dance, we find the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The campus on Renfrew Street has been designed exclusively for those studying these art forms, meaning that those enrolling can expect to gain access to modern rehearsal rooms and recording studios, with all of the up-to-date materials and equipment that you need to advance in your area of interest.

Where is this programme taught

Main Site - 100 Renfrew Street
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