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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:

  • 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 Modern Ballet: 5.5 with no component below 5.5
  • BA Production Arts and Design: 6.5 with no component below 5.5
  • BA Filmmaking: 6.5with 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
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Modern Ballet: 5.5 with no component below 5.5
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Musical Directing: 7.5 with a score of 7.5 in speaking
  • MEd Learning and Teaching in the Arts: 7.5 with a minimum score of 7.5 in speaking and with a minimum score of 5.5 in all parts
  • PG Certificate Learning and Teaching in the Arts: 7.5 with a minimum score of 7.5 in speaking and with a minimum score of 5.5 in all parts

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

 

Academic requirements

Each programme 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.

  • 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)

If you are unsure about your qualifications, please get in touch with the Admissions team: admissions@rcs.ac.uk