Entry requirements

A degree or diploma in music, or an honours degree in another subject, plus A-level music/ABRSM grade 8 theory (or equivalent). Professional experience will be considered in individual cases.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is ideal for international students whose first language is not English, students who do not have experience of the UK undergraduate learning environment, UK graduates whose degrees are in a subject other than music but who can demonstrate specialist expertise and/or experience, and/or mature students who completed a music degree some time ago and wish to refocus their skills. In addition to the core module, Music Research Skills, you will take a selection of music modules from all three years of the undergraduate programme (at least half from the final year), offering depth of study as well as individual choice and specialisation. At the end of the course, you will have consolidated any prior learning in music, developed robust skills in the study of music, accrued a body of knowledge and understanding in at least one specialist area, and had the opportunity to refine your practical, intellectual and research

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0, with no less than 5.5 in any component.

Fees and funding

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, School of Music
+44 (0)113 343 2583