Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Music Performance

Royal Holloway University of London

12 months
11470 GBP/year
5400 GBP/year
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Already a strong musical performer, but looking to further your qualifications towards a career in performance and/or teaching? This Music Performance course at Royal Holloway University of London is ideal if you're looking to further your performance skills in the intellectual and creative environment of a university, rather than a conservatoire.


You will be able to study individually either with our excellent Royal Holloway-affiliated performance teachers, or an external teacher of your choice, subject to agreement with the Music department.

You will work towards a final recital performance, with the support of group seminars and individual tuition on your instrument or voice. You'll also be able to take two courses from the MMus Advanced Musical Studies syllabus.

Career opportunities

Our recent graduates from the  Music Performance course at Royal Holloway University of London have gone into careers as music teachers, composers and musicians. Others have gone into PhD studies at Royal Holloway or other leading universities, and then into academic careers, with some working in the highest-rated research departments in the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Historical Musicology 
  •  Topics in Multimedia and Film Music
  •  Topics in World Music
  •  Techniques in Ethnomusicology
  •  Documenting Performance
  •  Music of the Americas - Politics, Indigeneity and Performance
  •  Issues in Popular Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no deadlines for postgraduate applications, but popular degrees become full quickly.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's Honours degree in Music.
  • Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider a high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ‘high 2:2’ is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above.
  • A mark of Upper Second Class Honors (2:1) in the Performance component is required. Candidates will only be offered places following a successful audition.
  • All applicants must submit a recent video recording of at least 3 contrasting pieces, totalling 15-20 minutes in length.
  • All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.

Tuition Fee

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    11470 GBP/year
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    5400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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