This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Guildhall School of Music and Drama Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

The following Information has been provided by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

General information

Ranked as the UK’s top conservatoire for Music in the Guardian University Guide 2019 , and selected as one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019), the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research.

Founded in 1880 and situated in the heart of the City of London, the School moved to its present premises in the Barbican in 1977 solidifying a unique link with both Europe's largest arts and conference centre, the Barbican Centre, and the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. Students experience working in a professional context to professional standards with an exemplary pool of outstanding artists who work with us as directors, conductors, coaches and tutors. The School's graduates consistently succeed at the highest levels of their chosen profession.

Of the 950 students across our programmes, 40 per cent come from outside Britain, representing more than 70 nationalities and bringing a truly global outlook and relevance to what we do. We enjoy some of the best facilities for training in performance arts and production anywhere in the world. The completion of our Milton Court site adds a world-class concert hall, two theatres, studios and large rehearsal rooms to our facilities at Silk Street, within the Barbican complex.

Alumni of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama are at the heart of the performing arts in London, the UK and on the global stage. Their names are pre-eminent in the worlds of music (including opera, jazz, music therapy, and education and outreach work), drama (stage, screen, TV and radio), and technical theatre. Some of our alumni are household names, while others regularly win awards and industry recognition for work behind the scenes.

Fast facts



  • MA in Acting


  • MMus/MPerf in Performance (Guildhall Artist Masters)
  • MMus/MPerf in Performance (Guildhall Artist Masters): Orchestral Artistry
  • MMus/MComp in Composition (Guildhall Artist Masters)
  • MA in Opera Making and Writing
  • MA in Music Therapy

Production Arts:

  • MA in Collaborative Theatre Production and Design

Life in 

Guildhall School is located in the heart of London, one of the most exciting cities in the world. Training in performing arts in this culturally-rich and dynamic environment is a unique experience. With West End theatres, the Southbank Centre, Tate Modern and Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House all close by, studying at Guildhall means having an array of world-renowned cultural institutions on your doorstep. Our campus is situated in Culture Mile, a vibrant cultural hotspot in the City of London. This major destination for culture and creativity stretches from Guildhall School and our immediate neighbour the Barbican Centre to the Barbican’s new cinemas, LSO St Luke’s and the Museum of London.


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