Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Find out what our academic and musical entry requirements are.

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Entry requirements for our MA/PgDip Music postgraduate course

  • A good honours degree, with an upper 2nd (2:1) classification or equivalent 


  • Professional experience equivalent to a good honours degree (see our APL process below)

Additional Information

  • All suitable applicants are invited for interview and/or audition. 
  • A high level of spoken and written English is required for the course, so international applicants may be subject to additional English language requirements on top of academic requirements. The English requirements vary depending on whether you require a visa to study in the UK, and whether English is the main spoken language in your home country. Our English Language Entry Requirements table provides details on any exams or qualifications you may need to take.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

Applicants who have undertaken learning which has been formally assessed and certified by another educational institution or training provider, as well as applicants who have gained formal recognition of learning through other experience (e.g. in-house training programmes that are not externally assessed), may be able to use this towards their study at Leeds College of Music. The following document provides further information on the conservatoire’s APL application procedure.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) PDF

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