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42000
Students enrolled in this school.
1
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
4
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Founded in 1848, the Irish (later Royal Irish) Academy of Music is Ireland’s oldest musical teaching institution. Among its founders were Francis and Joseph Robinson, John Smith, Samuel Pigott, Charles Graves, and John Stanford. The Academy held its first classes at the Antient Concert Rooms in Great Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street).

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What is student life like?

We are located in the Georgian Quarter of Dublin City, minutes from cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College, the Abbey Theatre, and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. RIAM students have access to Trinity’s gym, located just at the bottom of Westland Row. For those students with a particular sporting interest, there is a club to suit. You can choose from 50 sports clubs in a range of disciplines. Get fit, stay active, and meet people outside the RIAM. Trinity's 120 societies attract dynamic members from all over the university and associate colleges. From arts, culture, politics, and debate to gaming, advocacy, and music, you are sure to find your niche. For in-house social events and gatherings, RIAM’s active  Students Union is the group to join. They plan everything from Halloween parties to end-of-term celebrations. Through RIAMSU activities, our students meet up, socialize, stay connected and enjoy life in one of the most vibrant capital cities in Europe. 

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

There are lots of private rented accommodation located within a bus or train journey of RIAM, making living and studying easy. Our city center location means that we are accessible from most parts of Dublin. 

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