Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Find out what our academic and music entry requirements are.

Find out what our academic and music entry requirements are.

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Classical Music

BA (Hons) Music (Classical)

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory qualification or equivalent qualification (e.g Trinity). We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent. 

ABRSM Grade 8 standard (performers) or ABRSM Grade 6 standard (composers) in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition). 


 

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

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory or equivalent qualification. We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent. 

ABRSM Grade 8 standard (performers) or ABRSM Grade 6 standard (Jazz/Classical composers) in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition). 


 

BA (Hons) Music (Classical) with Foundation Year

Academic Entry Requirements
64 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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 6 standard in specialist study instrument/voice (Classical, Jazz, and Pop only - assessed at audition) 

ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at audition). Students who are not at this level will have to take Theory as their major option in Year 1.

Film Music

BA (Hons) Music (Film Music)

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.

Music Entry Requirements
A Grade 5 Theory qualification ( e.g. ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College).


 

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

Academic Entry Requirements
64 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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
A Grade 5 Theory qualification ( e.g. ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College).
Students who are not at this level will have to take Theory as their major option in Year 1.

Folk Music

BA (Hons) Music (Folk)

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.

Music Entry Requirements
A Grade 5 Theory qualification ( e.g. ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College).

ABRSM Grade 8 standard or ABRSM Grade 6 standard (composers) in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed as audition).

Jazz

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory qualification or equivalent qualification (e.g Trinity). We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent. 

ABRSM Grade 8 standard (performers) or ABRSM Grade 6 standard (composers) in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition).


 

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

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory or equivalent qualification. We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent. 

ABRSM Grade 8 standard (performers) or ABRSM Grade 6 standard (Jazz/Classical composers) in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition).


 

BA (Hons) Music (Jazz) with Foundation Year

Academic Entry Requirements
64 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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 6 standard in specialist study instrument/voice (Classical, Jazz, and Pop only - assessed at audition) 

ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at audition). We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent. Students who are not at this level will have to take Theory as their major option in Year 1.

Music Business

BA (Hons) Music (Business)

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

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.

Music Production

BA (Hons) Music (Production)

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.

Music Entry Requirements
A Grade 5 Theory qualification ( e.g. ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College).


 

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


Academic Entry Requirements
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 including music grade exams.

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at audition).

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


 

BA (Hons) Music (Production) Top-Up (Year 3 entry)

Academic Entry Requirements
Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in a relevant subject. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.


 

Foundation Degree in Music Production*

Foundation Degree in Electronic Music Production*

*These courses cannot be taken by students who would require a Tier 4 visa. 

Academic Entry Requirements
64 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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above.

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory is advisable but not essential.

Popular Music

BA (Hons) Music (Popular)

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
A Grade 5 Theory qualification ( e.g. ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College).

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


 

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

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
Popular with Production: ABRSM Grade 5 Theory standard (assessed at audition). 

Popular with Jazz or Classical: ABRSM Grade 5 Theory or equivalent qualification. We will accept ABRSM Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 Jazz (any instrument) as an equivalent.

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


 

BA (Hons) Music (Popular) with Foundation Year

Academic Entry Requirements
64 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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 6 standard in specialist study instrument/voice (Classical, Jazz, and Pop only - assessed at audition) 

A Grade 5 Theory qualification ( e.g. ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College).
Students who are not at this level will have to take Theory as their major option in Year 1.


 

BA (Hons) Music (Popular) Top-Up (Year 3 entry)

Academic Entry Requirements
Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in a relevant subject. 

At least 3 GCSEs Grade C or above including English Language IELTS for UKVI (Academic) with a score of 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) where the applicant's first language is not English.

Songwriting

BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting)

Academic Entry Requirements
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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
A Grade 5 Theory qualification ( e.g. ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College).

ABRSM Grade 6 standard in specialist study instrument/voice (assessed at audition).


 

BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting) with Foundation Year

Academic Entry Requirements
64 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. 

GCSE English Language grade C or above and two additional GCSE subjects grade C or above. 

Music Entry Requirements
ABRSM Grade 6 standard in specialist study instrument/voice (Classical, Jazz, and Pop only - assessed at audition) 

A Grade 5 Theory qualification ( e.g. ABRSM, London College of Music, Trinity College).
Students who are not at this level will have to take Theory as their major option in Year 1.

Music Grade Exams

Your Music Grade Examinations carry UCAS points.  For September 2017 entry, Leeds College of Music will accept points from Music Grade Examinations such as ABRSM as follows: 

Grade

Points (Pass), (Merit), (Distinction)

Grade 6 Theory

4 (P), 5 (M), 6 (D)

Grade 7 Theory

6 (P), 7 (M), 8 (D)

Grade 8 Theory

8 (P), 9 (M), 10 (D)

Grade 6 Performance

6 (P), 10 (M), 12 (D)

Grade 7 Performance

10 (P), 12 (M), 16 (D)

Grade 8 Performance

18 (P), 24 (M), 30 (D)

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