A-level: AAB including Mathematics and/or Music Technology. Normally students will have studied Music, but if you have not, you should demonstrate or provide evidence of previous practical and theoretical experience in the field of music technology, electronic music, or computer music.
Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade.
GCSE: English Language at grade C or above (or an appropriate English language qualification), plus grade B or above in Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma
45 Level 3 credits with Distinction, including Mathematics and with evidence of musical literacy.
Extended Diploma: DDD including an appropriate amount of Level 3 Mathematics and evidence of musical literacy.
Music Technology: DDD plus GCSE Mathematics at grade B or higher.
D3,D3,M1 including Mathematics at D3 and evidence of musical literacy.
35 overall (16 higher including 5 points in Mathematics and Music at Higher level). If you haven’t taken Music, we will require evidence of musical literacy.
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H3 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2, including Mathematics at H2 with evidence of musical literacy.
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AABBB overall with AB in 2 Advanced Highers to include Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy.
HND (Higher National Diploma): Distinctions for all 16 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy.
HNC (Higher National Certificate): Distinctions for all 10 units including Mathematics with evidence of musical literacy.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
We consider alternative profiles and experience as long as you can demonstrate that you’re suitable for the course. We welcome applications from mature students and entry requirements can be flexible in these cases.
If you do not have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to one of our degrees, you may be able to progress through a foundation year. We offer a BSc Studies in Science for students without a science background at A-level and an Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Year for applicants who meet specific widening participation criteria.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
International Foundation Year
International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. Find out more about International Foundation Year programmes.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
Suitable candidates will be invited for interview as part of the selection process. Interviews usually take place between November and March during one of the post-application open days, meaning you’ll also have the chance to visit both schools and meet some staff and students.
Admissions tutors will consider your experience, skills and knowledge in relation to the academic demands of the course. The interview is important for demonstrating your experience, skills and knowledge, asking any questions you have about the course, and letting us know your views on music and technology.
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Undergraduate Admissions Policy 2019
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £21,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2019, the fee for 2019/20 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% in 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in the 2019/20 academic year will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, youll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.