Your Guide to a Music Degree
Are you considering studying music in the UK? To get you started, this article will introduce you to the top three universities offering music courses...
1. The University of Oxford
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IB: 38 (including core points) with 666 at HL
Candidates are expected to have taken Music at HL
If English is not your first language, you must meet one of the requirements below-:
IELTS: overall of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in each)
TOEFL (paper-based): overall of 600 with Test of Written English 5.5
TOEFL (internet-based): overall of 110 with at least: Listening 22, Reading 24, Speaking 25, and Writing 24.
International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL): 5 in English (as Language A or B)
For more information, see:
2. University of Surrey
Required subjects: Music HL5/SL6. (If Music was not taken at all, you must contact the university).
GCSE or equivalent: English HL/SL4 and either Maths or Maths Studies HL/SL4.
English Requirement: IELTS Academic-: 6.5 overall (at least 6.0 in each).
Students taking the three-year BMus Music course can spend one or two semesters on study placements at institutions abroad such as:
Universidade da Sao Paulo
Victoria University of Wellington
North Carolina State University
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Maryland
University of North Texas.
For more information, see : https://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate/music
3. Royal Academy of Music
IBDP: including music as a Group 6 subject (24 points)
IBCP: including music (24 points)
For students with disabilities or learning difficulties, please see: https://www.ram.ac.uk/public/uploads/documents/d4d1e2_guide-students-with-disabilities.pdf
By December 31st of the year of joining in the Academy, you must be at least 18 years of age.
You must complete an audition depending on your choice of instrument/other departments: https://www.ram.ac.uk/departments
For more information, see: https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/entry-requirement