Entry Requirements

Entry to the postgraduate music programmes is by audition. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a level of performance ability appropriate for professional training.

Minimum entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in music (2:1 or higher for Masters applicants) or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who have been studying or working in another field will be considered.

Applicants who already have a postgraduate diploma or equivalent qualification in music may be eligible for entry to the one year MMus ‘Top-Up’ programme.

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 Postgraduate Diploma Programmes you will need to achieve an overall IELTS 5.5 with no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening or speaking components.

For the MMus Programmes over one year you will need to achieve an overall IELTS 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in reading and writing and no lower than 5.5 in listening or speaking components.

For the MMus Programmes over two years you will need to achieve an overall IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking components.