What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Music A Level at a minimum Grade B. English Minimum required: GCSE/O Level English Language AND English Literature at Grade B or above in both; or A Level English at Grade C or above. Mathematics Minimum required: GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or above, or O Level at Grade C or above. A minimum of 3 GCSE passes also required.
Overall a minimum of ABBB required in four distinct disciplines (Music cannot be double-counted) in a single sitting. Music at Higher Grade A preferred. For BMus Education GTCS requirements must be met, therefore Higher English at Grade B or above and Standard Grade Maths at Grade 1 or 2 or National 5 Maths or Applications of Mathematics (previously known as Lifeskills Maths) at Grade C or above are required. A Pass in the Open University Course - MU123 Discovering Mathematics - is acceptable for the Maths requirement. Higher ESOL IS NOT accepted in place of Higher English.
Minimum of 30 points including at least a Grade 6 in Music at Higher Level. Must also include Maths and English, with English at a minimum of Grade 5.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 114 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers44%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Music Education at Aberdeen gives you the brilliant opportunity to learn, compose and perform with world-renowned composers and musicologists, working in all genres, styles and periods, with unrivalled opportunities to grow as a musician and performer and to specialise in the skills to inspire a new generation through music education in schools. Aberdeen is the ideal environment and location in which to study music, with 500 years of outstanding musical history and heritage and a vibrant cultural identity which celebrates the traditional while embracing the modern, playing a huge role in the cultural life of north-east Scotland. Our highly-regarded BMus programme gives the benefit of broad foundation in music before choosing to specialise in teaching in the BMus (Education) programme, or the BMus (Music and Communities) opening opportunities for working with music in non-formal settings. In your first three years of your BMus (Education) programme, you will study performance, composition, theory, musicianship and a broad overview of music history which serves as the foundation for future study and specialising in your final year. You will then combine the study of music with a qualification to teach in Scottish secondary schools, including school placements in your final year. You will graduate perfectly prepared for a career in teaching music, with the additional option of applying your all-round knowledge and transferable skills should you decide to purse an alternative career such as in the media, or the music business.
Founded in 1495 we're one of the oldest UK universities, offering over 600 undergraduate courses. Teaching is organised into three colleges: College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Physical Sciences and Arts and Social Sciences. A place in halls is normally guaranteed to first-year students on or within walking distance of the main teaching site.
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