M.A. On Campus

Choral Conducting

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

24 months
21962 GBP/year
11163 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


For entry to the MMus Choral Conducting course at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, you must apply via UCAS Conservatoires.


The UCAS Conservatoires Institution Code for the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is R59 and the Course Code for the MMus Choral Conducting is 811F (intensive) or 812F (full time).


  • Weekly choral conducting class working with singers
  • Individual and small group specialist vocal tuition including language classes
  • Observation and participation in RWCMD choral rehearsals including College Chorus and Chamber Choir
  • Choral repertoire, score preparation and aural skills class
  • Observation of conductors within a professional context: BBC National Chorus of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus
  • Opportunities to direct RWCMD ensembles, rehearsals and productions
  • Opportunities to conduct self-promoted student performances
  • Conducting placements with partnerships choirs in the Cardiff area
  • Masterclasses with internationally renowned choral directors

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Choral Conducting 
  • The Professional Musician 
  • Psychology of Collaborative Performance
  • Research Project or Reflecting on Performance 
  • Advanced Teaching Skills
  • Advanced Outreach Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry is by audition and candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training. 
  • Minimum entry requirements usually include a 2:1 degree in music or an equivalent qualification. 
  • Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21962 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21962 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11163 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11163 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Choral Conducting
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!