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Research

Research at the Royal College of Music 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 RCM had the highest percentage of world-leading research of all London conservatoires in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

News

RCM researchers collaborate on first comprehensive guide to specialist music research

RCM researchers have co-authored a new textbook guiding musicians through the process of designing, conducting, analysing and communicating music research.

Natasha Loges appointed to a Personal Chair in Musicology

Professor Natasha Loges HonRCM has been appointed to a Personal Chair by the Royal College of Music.

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Research at the Royal College of Music

Randall Scotting discusses his decision to unertake doctoral research at the RCM