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Writing Style Guide

Please use the following writing style guides when submitting written work for RIAM degrees and programmes. 

Update: October 2021

From the academic year 2021/2022, RIAM is introducing the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition as the citation style for undergraduate and MMus students. 

Access, Diploma, BMus & BMusEd - years 1-3, and MMus year 1 should now use the Chicago Manual of Style. A short guide is available on the library pages in Moodle: 

View guide to the Chicago Style on Moodle

BMus & BMus Ed - Year 4 can continue using the old RIAM style guide (linked below) for their final year of study in 2021/2022 .

DMus students will continue the old RIAM Style guide as before. 

Download RIAM Style Guide (2015)