Location: 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M16 9RD

Approximate number of Higher Education students: 800

Approximate number of Higher Education courses: 14


The RNCM is a leading international conservatoire located in the heart of Manchester, with a reputation for attracting talented students, teachers, conductors and composers from all over the world.

A Thriving, world-class conservatoire, we are a dynamic and international community of more than 450 staff and 800 students from 60 different countries, and provide a supportive and collaborative environment to talented musicians from all over the world, be they undergraduate or post-graduate.

  • Top UK independent music college for student satisfaction: in the National Student Survey 2015 the RNCM received a satisfaction score of 86%
  • World-Class Facilities, including:
  • A £7.1m redevelopment of the RNCM Concert Hall was completed in 2014 (new balcony, lighting, technical facilities, new backstage areas; and a refurbished Lecture Theatre and addition of a student deck).
  • 672-seat RNCM Theatre: one of the largest performance and recording spaces in the city
  • 117-seat Carole Nash Recital Room
  • 7 Studios
  • Over 70 tutorial and individual practice rooms, including three soundproof practice pods
  • ASIMUT: state of the art online room booking system

An award-winning Library with the RNCM Collection of Historic Instruments

The Platform is the RNCM’s international centre for ensemble and vocal training which provides over 400 opportunities each year for students to participate in auditions, education projects and public performances in the UK and Mainland Europe.

It offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of immersive learning experiences that develops the skills needed to become a professional musician.

Type of courses offered

Bachelors degree
Foundation degree
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Higher Level Apprenticeship
Further Education Courses

Courses offered at Higher Education level

Bmus Pop
Grncm/Joint Course
Conducting short course
PGDip in Performing Arts Leadership
Hallé Leadership
Pianist for Ballet
Creative Arts and Design MUSIC



Course Enquiries

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Outreach contact

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Tel: 0161 907 5200
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