Entry Requirements Undergraduate Programmes

The entry requirements detailed below are for 2017 entry onto the BMus(Hons) and Experience Programmes

UK Students

A Levels
  • Two A Levels at grade E or above, or
  • One A Level (grade E or above) and two AS Levels (one at grade D or above and one at grade E or above)

Most UK applicants to the RCM will take A Level music or equivalent and achieve a Grade A or B.  If you are choosing your subjects now, we recommend that you choose Music if possible. 

Other UK qualifications

Alternative qualifications which are accepted instead of A Levels include:

  • Three Scottish Higher grade passes at grade D or above
  • Cambridge Pre-U certificate in at least two principal subjects at P3 level or above
  • BTEC Diploma at NQF Level 3
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (at least 24 points)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate (accepted as equivalent to one A level)

If your academic qualifications are not listed here, you are welcome to contact our Admissions Team to discuss your suitability for the course.

International Students

International qualifications sufficient for university entry in your own country. Please see the List of International Qualifications for details of international qualifications that are commonly accepted by the RCM as being of equivalent standard to our UK entry requirements.  This list is not exhaustive and other qualifications will be considered.  The RCM will verify the level of your qualification using the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC).

The RCM regrets that it is unable to offer the Gap Year Experience programme to students who require a Tier 4 Student Visa to study in the UK as the course is not compatible with the application criteria for that visa.

 

Further Guidance

Most applicants to the RCM will study Music as part of their academic qualification(s).  If you are choosing your subjects now, we advise that you choose Music if possible.  However, if Music is not available to you, we recommend that you undertake studies to equip you with an appropriate level of musical knowledge, theory and literacy.

Students Transferring from Other Institutions

BMus students wishing to enter Year 2 or 3 of the Undergraduate Programme will be required to provide full transcripts from their current university or conservatoire to demonstrate that they have successfully completed studies equivalent to the first year(s) of the BMus programme.    

 

Help & Advice

Other qualifications may be accepted: email the Admissions Officer or call +44 (0)20 7591 4362 for further details.

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