Entry Requirements

Musical, academic and English criteria for international students.

This page details entry requirement guidelines for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, along with examples of standard academic requirements and acceptable English language qualifications. In addition to any requirements below, please note that you must be at least 18 years old at the beginning of your studies.

Academic and Musical Entry Requirements by Course

Acting

BA (Hons) Acting

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries.

Audition

Applicants to BA (Hons) Acting will need to complete an audition.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below.

Actor Musician

BA (Hons) Actor Musician

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries.

Audition

Applicants to BA (Hons) Actor Musician will need to complete an audition.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below.

Musical Theatre

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries.

Audition

Applicants to BA (Hons) Musical Theatre will need to complete an audition.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below.

Classical

BA (Hons) Music (Classical)
BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Jazz)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

Composers/Songwriters are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below.


BA (Hons) Music (Classical with Foundation Year)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 64 UCAS tariff points.

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Applicants are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course and to identify those applicants who need to take a Theory module at Level 3.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below

Film Music

BA (Hons) Music (Film Music)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at interview where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have included in their portfolio to ensure that they are suitable for the course. They are expected to be at Grade 5 Music Theory standard.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below 


BA (Hons) Music (Film Music with Foundation Year)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 64 UCAS tariff points.

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at interview where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have included in their portfolio to ensure they are suitable for the course and to identify those applicants who need to take a Theory module at Level 3.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below

Folk, Roots & Blues

BA (Hons) Music (Folk, Roots & Blues)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

Composers/Songwriters are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below

Jazz

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Popular)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

Composers/Songwriters are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below. 


BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Production)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

Composers/Songwriters are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition and interview where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played / included in their portfolio to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below. 


 

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz with Foundation Year)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 64 UCAS tariff points.

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Applicants are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course and to identify those applicants who need to take a Theory module at Level 3.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below

Music Business

BA (Hons) Music (Business)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC)

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Other Entry Requirements

Suitability for the Business pathway will be assessed by reference to application forms and personal statements, interviews, and applicants’ portfolios, as appropriate. 

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below.

Music Production

BA (Hons) Music (Production)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Other Entry Requirements

Suitability for the Production pathway will be assessed by reference to application forms and personal statements, interviews, and applicants’ portfolios, as appropriate.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below. 


BA (Hons) Music (Production with Jazz)


Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

Composers/Songwriters are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition and interview where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played / included in their portfolio to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below.


BA (Hons) Music (Production with Popular)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition and interview where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played / included in their portfolio to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below. 

Popular Music

BA (Hons) Music (Popular)
BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Jazz)

Academic Entry Requirements:

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements:

a. Performance Standard

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below


BA (Hons) Music (Popular with Production)

Academic Entry Requirements:

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements:

a. Performance Standard

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 8 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition and interview where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played / included in their portfolio to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below


BA (Hons) Music (Popular) with Foundation Year

Academic Entry Requirements:

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 64 UCAS tariff points.

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements:

a. Performance Standard

Applicants are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course and to identify those applicants who need to take a Theory module at Level 3.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below

Songwriting

BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Performers are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below.


BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting with Foundation Year)

Academic Entry Requirements

We will review every application on an individual basis to assess academic eligibility which must be equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points (UK A-Level CCC).

See our comparison table below for required qualifications for certain countries. 

Music Entry Requirements

a. Performance Standard

Applicants are expected to demonstrate at audition a playing/singing standard equivalent to Grade 6 ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College, or Rock School.

b. Musical Theory Standard

Applicants’ understanding of applied music theory will be assessed at audition where they will be asked questions about the theoretical elements of the pieces they have played to ensure that they are suitable for the course and to identify those applicants who need to take a Theory module at Level 3.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international applicants must refer to our detailed guide on English language requirements, below.

Overseas Qualification Comparison Table

The table below shows the equivalent entry requirements for countries from which we receive substantial numbers of applications. 

If you are applying from a country not listed below, please contact the Admissions and Registration Team with details of your highest academic qualification and we will let you know your academic suitability for the course you are interested in studying.

Overseas Qualification Comparison Table

Country

BA (Hons) degree (3 year)

BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)

MA degree (1

year)

Austria

Matura with an average grade of 3 or better (Ohne Auszeichnung) bestanden) Matura with an average grade of 4 or better (Ohne Auszeichnung) bestanden) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 3/5

 

Belgium

 Diploma van secundair inderwijs / Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts with an overall average score of 14/20  Diploma van secundair inderwijs / Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts with an overall score of 11/20  Bachelor degree with an overall score of 12/20 or 60%

Canada

 

Ontario
Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an overall average of 70%, to include 6 Grade 12 U, U/C or M subjects

British Colombia
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with BBBBB in Grade 12 subjects

Applicants from other provinces or territories, please contact admissions@lcm.ac.uk for entry requirements

 

Ontario
Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an overall average of 60%, to include 6 Grade 12 U, U/C or M subjects

British Colombia
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with BBBCC in Grade 12 subjects

Applicants from other provinces or territories, please contact admissions@lcm.ac.uk for entry requirements

 Bachelor degree (Honours) with an overall score of 2.5/4.0 or 70%

China

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate / 高中毕业证书 with an overall score of 70% PLUS the minimum pass mark for your province in the GaoKao Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate / 高中毕业证书 with an overall score of 70% 学士学位 (Bachelor degree) with an overall score of  70%

Colombia

Foundation year required
*EMMAT students please contact
admissions@lcm.ac.uk
Bachillerato with an overall score of 70% Licenciado with an overall score of 3/5

Cyprus

Apolytirio with an overall score of 17 Apolytirio with an overall score of 14 Ptychio with an overall score of 6.5/10

France

 Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of 12  Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of 11  Licence with an overall score of 12/20

Germany

 Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with an overall grade of 2.5  Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with an overall grade of 3.5  Bachelor degree with an overall score between 2.5 - 3.0

Greece

Apolytirio with an overall score of 16 Apolytirio with an overall score of 14 Ptychio with an overall score of 6/10

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) / 香港中學文憑 with 4,4,4 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) / 香港中學文憑 with 4,3,3 Bachelor degree (Honours) with an overall classification of 2:2

India

Indian School Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate / Standard XII with an overall score of 70% Indian School Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate / Standard XII with an overall score of 60% Bachelor degree with an overall score of 60%

Italy

Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 70% Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 60% Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello/Laurea with an overall score of 80

Iceland

Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 6 Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 5 Please contact admissions@lcm.ac.uk

Japan

Foundation year required Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate / Kōtō Gakkō Sotsugyō Shōmei-sho with an overall of 3/5 Bachelor degree with an overall score of 2.0/4.0 or 65%

Malta

Matriculation Certificate with CC in Advanced Level subjects and CCCC in Intermediate Level subjects Matriculation Certificate with DD in Advanced Level subjects and DDDD in Intermediate Level subjects Bachelor degree with a lower second classification

Mexico

Foundation year required Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General with an overall score of 7/10 Título de Licenciado with an overall score of 7/10

Netherlands

 Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with an overall score of 7  Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with an overall score of 6  Bachelor degree with an overall score of 6/10

Norway

Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with an overall score of 3

Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with an overall score of 2.75

Bachelorgrad with an overall score of C

Poland

 Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an overall score of 65%

 Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an overall score of 40%

  Licencjat / Inżynier (Bachelor degree) with an overall score of 4/6

Portugal

Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação with an overall score of 14 Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação with an overall score of 11 Licenciado with an overall score of 12/20

Romania

Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) with an overall score of 7.5 Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) with an overall score of 6 Diplomă de Licenţă with an overall score of 8/10

South Africa

 National Senior Certificate with a final score of 55555  National Senior Certificate with a final score of 55444  Bachelor degree with an overall score of 60%

South Korea

Foundation year required High School Diploma / 고등학교 졸업장 / 고등학교 과정 수료증 with overall C or Mi / 미 Bachelor degree with an overall score of 2.5/4.0 or 2.7/4.3 or 2.8/4.5

Spain

Título de Bachiller with an overall score of 6 Título de Bachiller with an overall score of 5 Título Universitario Oficial de Graduado with an overall score of 6/10

Sweden

 Högskoleförberedande examen with a minimum of 2250 credits and an overall average of C  Högskoleförberedande examen with a minimum of 2250 credits and an overall average of E  Please contact admissions@lcm.ac.uk

Switzerland

 Certificat de Maturite with an overall score of 4.5  Certificat de Maturite with an overall score of 4  Bachelor degree with an overall score of 4/6 or 7/10

Taiwan

Foundation year required Senior High School Leaving Certificate / 高級中學畢業證書 with an overall score of 70% Bachelor degree with an overall score of 70%

Turkey

Foundation year required Devlet Lise Diplomasi with an overall score of 2.5/5 Lisans Diplomasi with an overall score of 2.5/4.0

Ukraine

Foundation year required Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education) with overall grade 12 score of 4/5 or 9/12 Диплом бакалавра (Bachelor degree) with an overall score of 3.5/5.0 or 6/12

USA

High School Graduation Diploma with an overall score of 80% or GPA 3.0 PLUS Advanced Placement Exams at 4,4,4 High School Graduation Diploma with an overall score of 80% or GPA 3.0

Bachelor degree with an overall CGPA of 2.5/4.0

Austria

BA (Hons) degree (3 year)

Matura with an average grade of 3 or better (Ohne Auszeichnung) bestanden

BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Matura with an average grade of 4 or better (Ohne Auszeichnung) bestanden)
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 3/5

Belgium

BA (Hons) degree (3 year)

Diploma van secundair inderwijs / Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts with an overall average score of 14/20

BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Diploma van secundair inderwijs / Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts with an overall score of 11/20
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 12/20 or 60%

Canada

BA (Hons) degree (3 year)

Ontario
Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an overall average of 70%, to include 6 Grade 12 U, U/C or M subjects

British Colombia
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with BBBBB in Grade 12 subjects

Applicants from other provinces or territories, please contact admissions@lcm.ac.uk for entry requirements

BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)

Ontario
Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an overall average of 60%, to include 6 Grade 12 U, U/C or M subjects

British Colombia
Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with BBBCC in Grade 12 subjects

Applicants from other provinces or territories, please contact admissions@lcm.ac.uk for entry requirements

MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree (Honours) with an overall score of 2.5/4.0 or 70%

China

BA (Hons) degree (3 year)

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate / 高中毕业证书 with an overall score of 70%

PLUS the minimum pass mark for your province in the GaoKao

BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate / 高中毕业证书 with an overall score of 70%
MA degree (1 year) 学士学位 (Bachelor degree) with an overall score of  70%

Colombia

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Foundation year required
*EMMAT students please contact
admissions@lcm.ac.uk
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Bachillerato with an overall score of 70%
MA degree (1 year) Licenciado with an overall score of 3/5

Cyprus

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Apolytirio with an overall score of 17
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Apolytirio with an overall score of 14
MA degree (1 year) Ptychio with an overall score of 6.5/10

France

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of 12
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Diplôme du Baccalauréat General with an overall score of 11
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score between 2.5 - 3.0

Germany

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with an overall grade of 2.5
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Abitur / Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with an overall grade of 3.5
MA degree (1 year) Licence with an overall score of 12/20

Greece

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Apolytirio with an overall score of 16
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Apolytirio with an overall score of 14
MA degree (1 year) Ptychio with an overall score of 6/10

Hong Kong

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) / 香港中學文憑 with 4,4,4
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) / 香港中學文憑 with 4,3,3
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree (Honours) with an overall classification of 2:2

India

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Indian School Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate / Standard XII with an overall score of 70%
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Indian School Certificate / Higher Secondary School Certificate / Standard XII with an overall score of 60%
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 60%

Italy

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 70%
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Diploma di Esame di Stato with an overall score of 60%
MA degree (1 year) Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello/Laurea with an overall score of 80

Iceland

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 6
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Certificate) with an overall score of 5
MA degree (1 year) Please contact admissions@lcm.ac.uk

Japan

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Foundation year required
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate / Kōtō Gakkō Sotsugyō Shōmei-sho with an overall of 3/5
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 2.0/4.0 or 65%

Malta

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Matriculation Certificate with CC in Advanced Level subjects and CCCC in Intermediate Level subjects
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Matriculation Certificate with DD in Advanced Level subjects and DDDD in Intermediate Level subjects
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with a lower second classification

Mexico

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Foundation year required
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Título Académico de Bachiller / Diploma de Bachiller / Bachillerato General with an overall score of 7/10
MA degree (1 year) Título de Licenciado with an overall score of 7/10

Netherlands

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with an overall score of 7
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) with an overall score of 6
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 6/10

Norway

BA (Hons) degree (3 year)

Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with an overall score of 3

BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) with an overall score of 2.75
MA degree (1 year)

Bachelorgrad with an overall score of C

Poland

BA (Hons) degree (3 year)

Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an overall score of 65%

BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity) with an overall score of 40%
MA degree (1 year)

Licencjat / Inżynier (Bachelor degree) with an overall score of 4/6

Portugal

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação with an overall score of 14
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years)
Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação with an overall score of 11
MA degree (1 year) Licenciado with an overall score of 12/20

Romania

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) with an overall score of 7.5
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) with an overall score of 6
MA degree (1 year) Diplomă de Licenţă with an overall score of 8/10

South Africa

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) National Senior Certificate with a final score of 55555
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) National Senior Certificate with a final score of 55444
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 60%

South Korea

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Foundation year required
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) High School Diploma / 고등학교 졸업장 / 고등학교 과정 수료증 with overall C or Mi / 미
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 2.5/4.0 or 2.7/4.3 or 2.8/4.5

Spain

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Título de Bachiller with an overall score of 6
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Título de Bachiller with an overall score of 5
MA degree (1 year) Título Universitario Oficial de Graduado with an overall score of 6/10

Sweden

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Högskoleförberedande examen with a minimum of 2250 credits and an overall average of C
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Högskoleförberedande examen with a minimum of 2250 credits and an overall average of E
MA degree (1 year) Please contact admissions@lcm.ac.uk

Switzerland

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Certificat de Maturite with an overall score of 4.5
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Certificat de Maturite with an overall score of 4
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 4/6 or 7/10

Taiwan

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Foundation year required
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Senior High School Leaving Certificate / 高級中學畢業證書 with an overall score of 70%
MA degree (1 year) Bachelor degree with an overall score of 70%

Turkey

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Foundation year required
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Devlet Lise Diplomasi with an overall score of 2.5/5
MA degree (1 year) Lisans Diplomasi with an overall score of 2.5/4.0

Ukraine

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) Foundation year required
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) Aтестат про повну загальну середню освіту (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education) with overall grade 12 score of 4/5 or 9/12
MA degree (1 year) Диплом бакалавра (Bachelor degree) with an overall score of 3.5/5.0 or 6/12

USA

BA (Hons) degree (3 year) High School Graduation Diploma with an overall score of 80% or GPA 3.0 PLUS Advanced Placement Exams at 4,4,4
BA (Hons) degree with Foundation Year (4 years) High School Graduation Diploma with an overall score of 80% or GPA 3.0
MA degree (1 year)

Bachelor degree with an overall CGPA of 2.5/4.0

English Language Requirements

You must demonstrate your English language ability to secure a place at Leeds Conservatoire.

English Language Entry Requirements

Acceptable English Language Tests

Acceptable English Language Tests

  • IELTS Academic / IELTS Academic for UKVI
  • TOEFL iBT
  • Pearson PTE Academic / Pearson PTE Academic UKVI
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT B2
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE II or ISE III)

Please contact the Admissions and Registration Team for confirmation of the required minimum score for each test. You should be aware that many of these qualifications are only valid for 2 years.

Please note we only accept in-person tests taken at approved test centres – online versions will not be accepted. Please get in contact if you are experiencing problems booking in-person tests in your country.

Majority English Speaking Countries

If you are a national of a UKVI recognised majority English speaking country, you are not required to prove your knowledge of English to the UKVI as part of your visa application. However, you will still be required to meet the minimum English Language requirement set by Leeds Conservatoire. Please contact the Admissions and Registration Team for details of the minimum scores required for acceptable qualifications from your country.

EU Settlement scheme – Settled/Pre-Settled status

If you are an EU National who has been granted settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement scheme, but completed your education outside of the UK, you may have already met the Conservatoires minimum English Language requirement.  The Admissions and Registration Team will be able to advise whether or not your previous qualifications are currently acceptable to meet the requirement, or whether you will be required to sit an additional English Language qualification.

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