Department of Music

Music qualifications

There's a wealth of music qualifications available and we know our students follow a variety of pathways into higher education. We treat all applicants on an individual basis, and we gladly accept students with a whole range of different qualifications. If you are unsure whether you meet our entry requirements contact us.

Common qualifications

  • A or B in music or music technology at A level
  • ABRSM Graded Theory Grade 5
  • Trinity of Rockshool Theory grade 6

Accepted A-Level alternatives

  • BTEC Extended Certificate in Music or Digital Music Production
  • Rockschool Level 3 Diploma for Music Practioners (you'll also need ABRSM Grade 5 Theory)
  • BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Music Technology
  • BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Music Technology
  • UAL – Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Music
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Music

Alternatives to ABRSM Grade 5 Theory

  • Rockschool Popular Music Theory Grade 6
  • Trinity Theory of Music Grade 6
  • University of West London/London College of Music (LMC) Grade 5 Popular Music Theory or Grade 5 Theory of Music

Qualifications that need ABRSM G5 Theory (or equivalent)

  • Rockschool Level 3 Diploma for Music Practioners – Performance, Technology, Business
  • BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Music
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Music Performance (0.5 of an Alevel)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Music Technology (0.5 of an A Level)

 

Find out more about our degrees

Music BA

Music and Music Technology BA

Music and Philosophy BA

Music with Foundation Year BA

Department of Music

The University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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- Telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5841
- Email: music-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
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