How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply to our postgraduate programmes throughout the year.

You can apply via UCAS Conservatoires or by applying directly to Leeds College of Music – just download and complete the application form (MS Word document).

If you are applying via UCAS Conservatoires, you will need the following codes:

Course UCAS Conservatoires course code UCAS Conservatoires institution code
MMus Creative Musician W33F L31
PgDip Creative Musician W41F

You can take a look at HEFCE's steps to postgraduate study and their practical considerations here


All postgraduate applicants are required to complete an audition/interview. Your audition is your chance to demonstrate your suitability to study at postgraduate level at Leeds College of Music.


  • A good honours degree, with an upper 2nd (2:1) classification or equivalent


  • Professional experience equivalent to a good honours degree (see our APEL process)

  • All suitable applicants are invited for interview and/or audition.

  • All international students must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Applicants who have undertaken learning which has been formally assessed and certified by another educational institution or training provider, as well as applicants who have gained formal recognition of learning through other experience (e.g. in-house training programmes that are not externally assessed), may be able to use this towards their study at Leeds College of Music. The following document provides further information on the conservatoire’s APL application procedure.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) PDF


Postgraduate programmes:

UCAS Conservatoires | | L31


International Students

Find information here on entry requirements, how to apply and fees and funding for international students.

Fees and Funding

Find information on postgraduate fees and funding for Home and EU students

Admissions policy

Download and open the HE admissions policy (PDF 188kb)

More information

International students

Find the information you need to apply for a postgraduate degree at Leeds College of Music.

Fees and Funding

Read more about tuition fees and funding for our postgraduate courses.

Short Courses

Enhance your skills in a variety of areas, from songwriting to computer music, with one of our short courses.