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    I have offers from both Manchester and Birmingham Uni for music - same offer.
    Manchester seems to have a more prestigious kind of reputation but Birmingham isn't far behind in league tables etc. I want to do performance and it seems as though more graduates from Manchester go on to have a career in performance? Of course it also has the RNCM

    Both have good facilities although Birmingham's are brand new. I prefer the campus style of Birmingham, I also prefer Birmingham as a city to Manchester.

    Do I choose the place I prefer or the course which seems a tiny bit better? :/
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    I'm a Manchester student but also spooled to Birmingham.

    Firstly, there is no difference in prestige between the two. I can't comment on the career protects for the music course though.

    Do be aware that whilst Manchester and the RNCM are next to each other, they are entirely separate institutions (though it's possible there it's some collaboration between the two, you'll have to check).

    Tbh, from what you say it sounds like Birmingham will be better for you.

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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    I'm a Manchester student but also spooled to Birmingham.

    Firstly, there is no difference in prestige between the two. I can't comment on the career protects for the music course though.

    Do be aware that whilst Manchester and the RNCM are next to each other, they are entirely separate institutions (though it's possible there it's some collaboration between the two, you'll have to check).

    Tbh, from what you say it sounds like Birmingham will be better for you.

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    Do you mean the prestige of the music course or the uni? And yes, what I meant was that students at the uni get instrumental lessons from the RNCM (and at Birmingham from the conservatoire)
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    (Original post by isobel345)
    Do you mean the prestige of the music course or the uni? And yes, what I meant was that students at the uni get instrumental lessons from the RNCM (and at Birmingham from the conservatoire)
    The prestige of the uni overall.

    Rather strangely I did find out today that there is a joint course with RNCM, and the entry requirements for that are AAA, rather than the usual AAB. You'll need an A in A Level music + grade VIII (distinction, ideally) in an instrument or vocal. I am not, however, entirely sure of the course details.

    But seriously, if both courses are entirely acceptable to you, then go to the one that you think you will enjoy more.
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    The prestige of the uni overall.

    Rather strangely I did find out today that there is a joint course with RNCM, and the entry requirements for that are AAA, rather than the usual AAB. You'll need an A in A Level music + grade VIII (distinction, ideally) in an instrument or vocal. I am not, however, entirely sure of the course details.

    But seriously, if both courses are entirely acceptable to you, then go to the one that you think you will enjoy more.
    Thanks! Yeah I applied to the joint course too but I didn't get in :/
 
 
 
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