Following is the ranking of top music schools in the UK, Royal Academy of Music is the No. 1 Music School in the country as ranked by Guardian 2010 League Table. In the 2004 ranking, Royal Scot Academy of Music & Drama is in the top position, followed by Trinity College of Music (one of the London music conservatories - based in Greenwich) (2nd) and SOAS (3rd).

League Table 2010 (top 20 list):
1 Royal Academy of Music
2 Oxford
3 Guildhall School of Music and Drama
4 Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
5 UEA
6 Royal College of Music
7 Nottingham
8 Bristol
9 Cambridge
10 King's College London
11 Edinburgh
12 Royal Northern College of Music
13 Trinity Laban
14 York
15 Newcastle
16 Manchester
17 Goldsmiths
18 City
19 The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
20 Durham

League Table 2004:
Rank, Name, Guardian teaching score/100
1 Royal Scot Academy of Music & Drama 88
2 Trinity Col of Music 88
3 Schl of Oriental & African Studies 82
4 Royal Col of Music 81
5 Royal Academy of Music 80
6 Royal Northern Col of Music 76
7 York 74
8 Birmingham 74
9 King's Col, London 73
10 Dartington Col of Arts 73
11 Central England 72
12 Manchester 71
13 Oxford 71
14 Wales, Bangor 69
15 Cambridge 69
16 APU 68
17 Keele 68
18 Nottingham 68
19 Sussex 67
20 Ulster 67
21 Welsh Col of Music & Drama 67
22 City 67
23 Surrey 67
24 Durham 65
25 Southampton 65
26 Thames Valley 65
27 Middlesex 65
28 Liverpool 64
29 Leeds 64
30 Exeter 63
31 Goldsmiths Col 63
32 Huddersfield 62
33 Lancaster 62
34 Queen's Belfast 62
35 Sheffield 62
36 Edinburgh 61
37 Bath Spa Uni Col 61
38 Royal Holloway 60
39 Brunel 59
40 Napier 58
41 Westminster 58
42 Oxford Brookes 58
43 Reading 58
44 Newcastle 58
45 Uni Col Chichester 58
46 Salford 58
47 Coventry 57
48 East Anglia 57
49 Central Lancashire 57
50 Kingston 57
51 Hull 56
52 Hertfordshire 55
53 Rose Bruford Col 55
54 Staffordshire 55
55 Bristol 54
56 Manchester Metropolitan 54
57 Canterbury Christ Church Uni Col 53
58 Roehampton 53
59 Derby 52
60 Glasgow 52
61 Buckinghamshire Chilterns Uni Col 52
62 Uni Col Northampton 50
63 Cardiff 50
64 Wolverhampton 50
65 Liverpool Hope Col 48

Source: Guardian University Guide

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