BMus (Hons) in Music
Entry to the BMus programmes is by audition (or by interview for composers and creative music technology applicants). As a guide to the minimum standard required for entry, we expect instrumental and vocal candidates to be able to demonstrate musical ability equivalent to that required to gain a Distinction at ABRSM Grade VIII. Composers and Creative Music Technology applicants will be asked to send examples of their creative work to discuss at interview.
Candidates who are successful at audition/interview are usually expected to gain at least two A Levels including Music, at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) prior to entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognized international qualifications. ABRSM theory qualifications at Grade VI or above may also be considered as an alternative to A Levels. In any case, the minimum conditions attached to any offer of a place are based on individual applications/ auditions, and will often be higher than the minimum requirements stated above.
International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain a recognized English language qualification e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent. For the BMus (Hons) Music course you will need to achieve an overall IELTS 5.5 with no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening or speaking components (or equivalent qualification).