Course Comparison

Course
BA (Hons) Music BA (Hons) Musical Theatre
Award
Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration
3 years 3 years
Assessment breakdown
- -
Course type
Full-time Full-time
Placement
(+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Society and Culture School of Society and Culture
Entry requirements

A levels

Typical offer will be 104 points. General studies accepted. Applicants are required to show a strong interest/experience in music and have an instrument (which can be voice). Any queries please do contact the admissions team at admissions@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone on +44 1752 585858

BTEC National Extended Diploma
DMM.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
 
International Baccalaureate
26 points overall. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Access to HE Diploma
Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Non-standard qualifications
We welcome mature students, those with music industry experience and high level instrumental skills. If you fall into this category and are not sure whether you qualify for the course, please submit an application so we can advise you.

RSL's qualifications
UCAS points can be obtained from theory/practical grades. See the table for the UCAS points awarded for a given music theory or practical grade and mark.


We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

A level
104 points, including a minimum of 2 A levels, General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26 points. If overseas and not studying English within IB, must have IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all other elements.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All access courses
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferably performing arts, humanities or combined) with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

GCSE
Mathematics and English language grade C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

English language requirements
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Diversity and accessibility are really important to us and so we audition all of our candidates, UK-based and international in a way that works for you and for FREE.

You may choose to come to one of our audition days at our fully accessible studios and theatres or, if you have specific mobility requirements, if the costs of travel are prohibitive for you, if you work full time or if you live abroad, you might like to take part in one of our ‘digital auditions’. Offering digital auditions allows us to reach out to talented applicants who are not in a position to travel.

Whether you come onsite to audition or whether you audition on line you will have the same welcoming and inclusive experience.

All applicants will be asked to perform two, short contrasting theatre monologues, perform a song and participate in a selective dance workshop.

Find out more details on the interview process.