BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

Leeds College of Music's jazz degree was the first in the UK, and over the last 50 years we've become a leading authority in jazz across the UK and Europe.


Course Details

Improvisation is the very essence of jazz, and a way of life at Leeds College of Music. You’ll play with Jazz musicians from all backgrounds, from raw talent to polished, and from progressive to purist.
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One-to-one Tuition

You’ll learn one-to-one with experts in your specialism such as Jamil Sheriff, Dave Walsh, Ivo Neame and Lauren Kinsella.

You'll also receive regular masterclasses from illustrious musicians and record labels.
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Video Playlist

Watch our Jazz playlist and find out more about the course - including performance opportunities at Manchester Jazz Festival, showcases for Decca Records and masterclasses with Aaron Parks and Jason Rebello.


Facilities Open Until 3am

Our industry-standard studios and practice rooms are open until 3am in term-time, and by attending the only English conservatoire to hold the coveted All-Steinway School status you will be practicing and performing on Steinway pianos.

During your degree you will also have access to our extensive jazz archive, which holds an impressive range of original manuscripts, printed music, memorabilia and recordings.
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Award Winning Alumni

Our alumni go on to win awards, tour and record as part of bands and ensembles, and have diverse careers in and out of the music industry.
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Open Days

Find out what it's like to study a degree at Leeds College of Music by visiting one of our undergraduate Open Days.

  • Saturday 3 June 2017

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Key Information



Duration: 3 Years
Study Mode: Full Time
Validated By: University of Hull
2017/18 Tuition Fees:

  • £9,250 per year for Home/EU students.

  • £14,500 per year for International students


Apply via UCAS Conservatoires
Application deadline: 3 October 2016
Please note we are still accepting applications.
Institution code: L31

UCAS Course codes:
Jazz: 403F
Jazz with Classical: 706F
Jazz with Popular Music: 303F
Jazz with Production: 908F
Jazz with Foundation Year: W37F