Study Music in London

Why study music in London? London is the heart of the UK music scene and it has consistency produced and developed some of the worlds best musicians, bands and music. London is also gifted with wonderful music arenas (such as the O2 Arena or Albert hall) and theaters (many of them found in the West End of London) and London attracts many of the world’s best artists to perform.  If your considering studying music, London should definitely be high on your short list of cities.

Music Courses in London

Unlike most cities in the UK London has 2 institutions that only provide courses and degrees in music; the Royal College of Music London and the Royal Academy of Music. Both of these colleges have a distinct history and date back over 130 years.

Music undergraduate degree courses are normally 3 years in length and you’ll end up with a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts degree.  The fee costs vary from university to university, you’ll need to check with individual university for their latest fees.

The Best Music Courses

According to the latest Complete University Guide in 2013, for music London has 1 university in the top 10 best university in the UK and 6 universities in the top 30.

  • 4th King’s College London
  • 12th Royal Academy of Music down from 7th
  • 16th Royal Holloway
  • 19th Royal College of Music
  • 25th Goldsmiths College
  • 29th SOAS
Entry requirements vary between universities for example, King’s College requires AAA A-level grades, the Royal Academy of Music requires 2 A-Levels including an A grade in Music.

If you are considering going to university or studying in London see our guides on:

Let us know why you would like to study Music in London, post your comments below.

2 Responses to Study Music in London

  1. Omid says:

    Hi.
    Im planing to study music in London.Currently Im living in United Arab Emirates and have done 2 international Cambridge A-levels.Subjects are maths and physics.but haven’t received results yet.Currently i’m producing music for my own country and i play both guitar and piano but not theoretically. I need to start on September if possible. I want to know what requirement do need to have?
    i appreciate if you reply me as soon as possible.
    thanks.

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