Music (Joint Principal Study)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Renfrew Street Campus


The BMus (Hons) Joint Principal Study (JPS) pathway at the RCS is a specialist four-year pathway that enables students with exceptional potential in two disciplines to pursue these in parallel at degree level. It is strongly practical and vocational in purpose, with most of your study time devoted to activities in the two principal study areas, but this is substantially complemented by a core curriculum in professional skills development, research skills, and development of critical and reflective thinking.

The programme’s structure and content are designed to allow you to develop the full range of your creative and technical abilities and to equip you with the professional skills and knowledge that will enable you to pursue your musical interests and aspirations to the highest level. The BMus Programme offers a unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a creative and supportive environment dedicated to the study and practice of music in a multidisciplinary setting that includes dance, drama, film and production programmes alongside music. Our aim for our graduates is to prepare you for both postgraduate study and professional employment as performers, teachers, and in other careers as part of the portfolio career common within the contemporary music profession.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers preferably including English and Music. Applicants are normally of a Grade 8 with Distinction standard of the ABRSM in their principal study.

Applicants should apply by the closing date of 2 October.

Start Date





BMus Hons

Study Method

Full time


Apply via UCAS Conservatoires (301F)

Course Length

4 years



SCQF Level