Applications for 2020/21

Our Learning and Teaching postgraduate programmes are:

  • MEd Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts   UCAS code: 310P
  • MA Learning and Teaching (Gaelic Arts)                       UCAS code: OWOF
  • Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Arts Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching in Higher Arts Education

Applications for the Postgraduate Certificate programmes should be made by contacting admissions@rcs.ac.uk. Applications for the MEd and MA programmes should be made through UCAS Conservatoires.

All applications to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Learning and Teaching postgraduate programmes should be made through UCAS Conservatoires. The application fee is currently £25 (in addition to the audition fee), which allows up to six choices of programme of study. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland institution code is R58.

Full details of how to apply can be found on your programme’s specific page. If you have any questions about your application please don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@rcs.ac.uk 

Application deadlines

It is important to submit your application before the deadline for you to be considered for the programmes. The application deadline for all postgraduate Learning and Teaching programmes is 31 March 2020 for entry in September 2020.

Application and audition/interview fee

The audition/interview fee per programme is currently £65 (on time), £70 (late). There is also an application fee of £25 which is paid via UCAS Conservatoires at the time of submitting your application.


All applications made before the programme’s specific closing date are guaranteed an audition/interview. We hold auditions at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at a number of locations around the UK and overseas. If you’re applying from outside the UK, we can accept auditions by recording for performance programmes, and, for non-performance programmes, you can submit your portfolio electronically and be interviewed remotely.

Please contact the Admissions team for further advice about the application process on admissions@rcs.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)141 270 8265.

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