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Royal Irish Academy of Music

48 months
20600 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Composition programme of the Royal Irish Academy of Music is the only four-year programme of its kind at undergraduate level in Ireland. Through this degree RIAM can offer you an immersive experience in the world of composition.


Key Features

We have designed the Composition programme of the Royal Irish Academy of Music to bring students to the highest level in music composition. It is supported by academic studies and complemented by performance studies. This ensures that the developing composer is equipped with the necessary skills and attributes to make a successful career.

This degree is unique in the Irish musical landscape fostering integration and collaboration with your performance peers. We admit a maximum of four students per year. This guarantees the necessary individual attention required for each student to be nurtured, find their individual voice and blossom. Furthermore the small student cohort ensures meaningful performance opportunities for works composed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition (Acoustic)
  • Composition (Electro-acoustic)
  • Harmony & Counterpoint
  • History of Music
  • Analysis
  • Aural

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Musical Curriculum Vitae
  • Two written recommendations
  • Proof of competence in English
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript of school examination results
  • Portfolio of 5 original compositions

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20600 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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