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Wearing gloves and picking up a wooden flute from storage, in the RCM's Wolfson Centre

Research

Research 鶹Ƶ embraces the creative, cultural and scientific study of music. Our thriving community of researchers works on a diverse range of projects in musicology, performance science, music education, composition and performance.

Our students are mentored and supported by staff at the cutting edge of research and innovation in their own disciplines, recognised internationally for their work. With access to fantastic resources, staff and students are able to work on research projects that embrace themes that include creative practice, experiential learning, history, music psychology and health and wellbeing.

The 鶹Ƶ (RCM) is ranked top UK conservatoire offering music as a single subject in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

News

His Majesty King Charles III announced as Patron of the 鶹Ƶ

We are honoured that King Charles III has chosen to become Patron of the 鶹Ƶ (RCM), continuing his longstanding relationship with the College.

鶹Ƶ ranked Global No. 1 for 3rd consecutive year

The 鶹Ƶ has been ranked the Global No. 1 institution for Performing Arts for the third year running and earned the inaugural top spot for Music in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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