Entrance requirements

English language

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide evidence of your language ability before you begin your studies. Specific levels of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent will be required as detailed below:


Programme IELTS level
All entrants to the School of Music (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) 6.0 with no component below 5.5
BA Technical and Production Arts 6.5 with no component below 5.5
BA Filmmaking 6.5 with no component below 5.5
BA Acting 7.5 with a score of 7.5 in speaking
BA Contemporary Performance Practice 7.5 with a score of 7.5 in speaking
BA Musical Theatre 7.5 with a score of 7.5 in speaking
All Postgraduate Programmes in the School of Drama 7.5 with a score of 7.5 in speaking
Research 7.0 with no component below 5.5

Other English Language qualifications will also be considered.  Further information about arranging an English Language test can be found at: www.ielts.org


Academic requirements

Each course will have its own academic entrance requirement and you should look at the individual course pages for more information.  For international students, we accept recognised equivalences, such as the following listed below. If you are unsure about your qualifications please get in touch with the International team: international@rcs.ac.uk

  • Canada – High School Diploma/Secondary School Diploma
  • USA – High School Diploma/GED Certificate
  • South Korea – General High School Diploma
  • China – Senior High School Entrance Examination
  • Singapore – 2 A Level passes/IB Diploma (score of 24 with 3 Higher passes)
  • Norway – Vitnemal – videregaende opplaring (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)