Information on entry requirements, the interview process, tuition fees, living costs, scholarships and bursaries.



Apply via UCAS
Application deadline: 15 January 2017
Institution code: L30

UCAS Course codes: W309


  • 96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies, or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject, and can include music grade exams.

  • A minimum of 3 GCSEs including English Language at grade C or above or equivalent.

Calculate your UCAS Tariff Points using the UCAS Calculator.


Music Entry Requirements

  • ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at audition/interview).

  • ABRSM Grade 8 standard in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition).




Folk Music degree applicants will need to complete an audition.

UK Applicant Audition Guide:

Guides for International and EU applicants can be found on our International How To Apply page.

Audition Fee & Travel Refund
A refund of audition fee and travel costs may be available for applicants from low income households.
Download further information and the refund application form.


Tuition Fees & Living Costs

2017/18 tuition fees are £9,250 per year for Home/EU students.
The fees are per academic year and may be subject to government-approved increases in future years.

Tuition fees pay for the cost of teaching, assessment, validation, the facilities, support and administration of your course.

Living Costs
It is cheaper to live in Leeds than many other UK cities including Manchester and London, however your living costs will vary according to your circumstances and your lifestyle expectations.

Download our rough guide to living expenses for first year students living away from home in Leeds.

Student Finance

Tuition Fee Loan
Home and EU students don't have to pay any tuition fees up-front, or while they are studying. You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company and the fee will be paid directly to the conservatoire on your behalf.
Find out more.
Maintenance Loans
UK students (not EU) are entitled to Maintenance Loans to help pay for essential expenses such as accommodation, food, books and travel.
Find out more.


Excellence Scholarships for Folk

Excellence scholarships of £2,000 are available to outstanding Home or EU applicants, for the BA (Hons) Music (Folk). The scholarship will be paid as cash during year 1 of studies, to assist with living costs. 
You do not need to apply for this scholarship – if you are identified as a potential recipient, we will get in touch with you after audition/interview.


In addition to the statutory funding available, Leeds College of Music provides a range of additional Scholarships and Bursaries including:

  • Leeds College of Music Bursary

  • Travel and Audition Bursary for Applicants

  • Excellence Scholarships

  • The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation Scholarships

  • The Reuben Vincent Trombone Scholarship

  • Leeds Cathedral Scholarships

Find out more.

UCAS Details

Institution code:

Course codes: W309