What qualifications do you need to study music?
If you’re thinking of taking a music degree, you're probably already aware that A-level music is an absolute must-have for many degrees. But what are the best subjects to combine it with?
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)
- Music and Grade VII / VIII for your main instrument (for most traditional courses).
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
- Some universities have a preference for at least one essay-based subject such as history or English.
Other typical A-levels taken by current music students
Similar subject areas…
- Music technology.
- Commercial music.
- Performing arts.