Music students and staff come from all over the world to study and teach in the unique environment at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. We’re in a major international city with two of the world’s finest concert halls (Town Hall and Symphony Hall) and a world class orchestra (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra).

Alongside the specialist training that we provide, you’ll benefit from the city's constant stream of visiting international soloists – many of whom give masterclasses at the Conservatoire.

Departments and Tutors

During your time at the Conservatoire, you will study within a particular department, determined by your first study area, and on a particular course.

Our Departments and Tutors


Take a look through our range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, including Stage Management, Music Technology and Orchestral Performance.

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How to apply

To apply for any of our Music undergraduate or postgraduate taught courses you will need to use UCAS Conservatoires. We've put together a short guide to help you through the UCAS process.

How to apply

About us

Professor Pascal Nemirovski, our International Chair in Piano, talks about what he thinks makes RBC a special place to teach and train, and what brings musicians to Birmingham from all over the world.


Check out our blog, online home for our community of musicians, actors, applied theatre performers and stage managers.

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s £57 million teaching and performance facility offers unrivalled opportunities for our students.

Our facilities

Our graduates

Take a look at what some of our Music graduates have been doing since they graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Our graduates

International students

Our international student population has risen and diversified greatly over the last 10 years, with students and staff coming from all over the world to study and teach in the unique environment we offer.

International students

Opportunities to perform

The range of experience you get from playing in orchestras and ensembles will help you to develop the knowledge and flexibility required for the demands of professional music-making.

Performance opportunities

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study will give you an opportunity to broaden your experience while focusing on your professional development, to prepare you for a career in the music profession



Much of our research work, beyond the major Funded Projects, tends to cluster into informal groupings.

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The Junior Conservatoire provides specialist musical tuition for talented young musicians.

Tuition for Young Musicians

Further information

Find further information on a range of topics related to studying music at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Further information

ConservatoireOpen Days

Join us on campus at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 1 December 2022 for an insight into life as a Conservatoire student.

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £340m facilities.

Open days