Entry Requirements

Entry to the BMus (Hons) Jazz course is by audition. We expect instrumental and vocal candidates to be able to demonstrate an excellent technical facility and a musical/stylistically aware approach to jazz performance, including improvisation.

Candidates who are successful at audition are usually expected to gain at least two A-Levels, including Music, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification prior to entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised international qualifications.

ABRSM music theory qualifications at Grade VI or above may also be considered as an alternative to an A-Level in Music.

In any case, the minimum conditions attached to an offer of a place are based on individual applications and may be higher than the minimum requirements stated above.

International Applicants

International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain an IELTS English language qualification. IELTS is the only English language qualification recognised by UK Visas & Immigration. The IELTS test you will need to sit is the IELTS Academic for UKVI and this test must be taken at an Approved Test Centre

For the BMus (Hons) Jazz course you will need to achieve an overall IELTS 5.5 with no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening or speaking components.