RCS ranked number one in UK by Complete University Guide

RCS ranked number one in UK by Complete University Guide

Published: 08/06/2021

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is the UK’s top destination to study the performing arts, according to a specialist league table published today (June 8, 2021).

Scotland’s national conservatoire takes the number one spot for arts, drama and music education in the Complete University Guide 2022, which ranks the UK’s top 14 specialist conservatoires and colleges.


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The recognition follows hot on the heels of the QS World University Rankings in March this year, which placed the Royal Conservatoire at number three globally for performing arts education, alongside New York’s Juilliard School (first) and the Royal College of Music in London (second).

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “For RCS to be recognised as the number one institution for performing arts education in the UK is testament to this wonderful community of students and staff and their continued energy and passion for the arts throughout what has undoubtedly been a challenging time. I want to congratulate and thank our community of staff and students for their great work this year.”

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