German & Music with a year abroad

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BA

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Full Time

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AustraliaAustralia
Tertiary Entrance Ranking
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See entry requirements for Australia
AustriaAustria
Reifezeugnis (Matura)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Austria
BelgiumBelgium
Certificat D
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Belgium
BrazilBrazil
Brazil
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Brazil
BulgariaBulgaria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Bulgaria
CanadaCanada
Secondary School Certificate/Diploma
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Canada .
ChileChile
Chile
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
ChinaChina
Entry Requirements
See our International Entry Requirements for guidance on qualifications from China
CyprusCyprus
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Czech RepublicCzech Republic
Maturita
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.

DenmarkDenmark
Studentereksamen or Hjere Forberedelseseksamen
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Denmark

EstoniaEstonia
Gmnaasiumi lputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office

FinlandFinland
Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen (National Matriculation)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Finland
FranceFrance
Baccalaureat (including the option internationale baccalaureat)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from France
GermanyGermany
Abitur
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Germany

GhanaGhana
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.

GreeceGreece
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Greece

Hong KongHong Kong
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with the HKDSE

HungaryHungary
Erettsegi
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Hungary

IndiaIndia
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from India
IranIran
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
IrelandIreland
Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level unless otherwise stated)
German ab initio pathway: Six subjects at Higher Level with grades of A1 A1 A2 A2 B1 B1 including Music. 
Other Requirements:ABRSM Grade 8 (or equivalent music examination) in your main instrument, and Grade 5 (or equivalent) in Piano.

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a Higher Level at Grade B

ItalyItaly
Esame di Stato
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Italy
JapanJapan
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
LatviaLatvia
Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
LithuaniaLithuania
Brandos Atestatas (Maturity Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
LuxembourgLuxembourg
Diplome de Fin D
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
MalaysiaMalaysia
Malaysia
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Malaysia
MaltaMalta
Matriculation Certificate - Advanced level
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
MexicoMexico
Mexico
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
MoldovaMoldova
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
NetherlandsNetherlands
Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from the Netherlands
New ZealandNew Zealand
National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
NigeriaNigeria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Nigeria
NorwayNorway
Vitnemal-videregaende opplaering (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
PakistanPakistan
High School Certificate (HSSC)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
PolandPoland
Matura
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Poland
PortugalPortugal
Diploma de Ensino Secundário
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Portugal
RomaniaRomania
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
RussiaRussia
Attest o (Polnom) Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Russia
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
SingaporeSingapore
Singapore A Level
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Singapore
SlovakiaSlovakia
Vysvedcenie Maturitnej Skuska/Maturita
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
SloveniaSlovenia
Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
South AfricaSouth Africa
South African Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
SpainSpain
Titulo de Bachiller
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Spain
SwedenSweden
Fullständigt Slutbetyg (School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Federal Maturity Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
TurkeyTurkey
Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)
Preferred subjects
A language, English or History.
General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy
Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer
A levels
German ab initio pathway: AAA including Music.
Other Requirements: ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano). 

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German required at Grade B
Access to HE Diploma

German ab initio pathway: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Applicants must also offer an academic qualification in Music, equivalen to grade A at A-level.
Other Requirements: ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

Standard pathway; As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U
German ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including Music. 
Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

Other Requirements: ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that German is required as a Principal Subject at grade M2 

 

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)
German ab initio pathway: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma - with Distinctions - is likely only to be considered when offered in combination with other qualification such as A-Level grade A in Music. 

Other Requirements: ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).
Combinations of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (with Distinction) and other qualifications (such as two A-levels) considered

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent)
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)

German ab initio pathway: BTEC Level 3 Diploma (with Distinction Distinction) will be considered alongside an A-Level at grade A in History.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent)

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)

German ab initio pathway: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma - with Distinction - is likely only to be considered when offered in combination with A-Level Music at grade A, and another A-Level at grade B/BTEC Subsidiary at Distinction.
Combinations of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (with Distinction) and other qualifications (such as two A-levels) considered

Other Requirements: ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level German at Grade B (or equivalent)

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers
German ab initio pathway: AA in Advanced Highers in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers including Music at Advanced Higher. 
Other Requirements: ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

Standard pathway; As above, but note German is requried at Grade B
International Baccalaureate
German ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Music. 

Other Requirements: ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).
Note the IB total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Standard pathway: As above, but note German is required as a HL at Grade 6

European Baccalaureate
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
USAUSA
Advanced Placements/SAT-R and SAT/ACT
Compulsory subjects
Music (required of all applicants)
German (except for candidates for the ab initio German pathway)

Preferred Subjects
A language, English or History

Other Requirements
ABRSM Grade 8 (main instrument) and Grade 5 (Piano).

See our Entry Requirements for applicants  from the USA and/or Advanced Placement qualifications. 
 

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

For EU/international students (where eligible) there is additional country-specific information within our international students section

Aptitude testing

In addition to academic requirements, applicants must have graded music examinations as follows:

  • ABRSM grade 8 in your main instrument
    and minimum ABRSM grade 5 in piano (we will accept other keyboard instruments such as organ or harpsichord in lieu of Piano).
  • If an applicant’s main instrument is Piano (or equivalent) then we will accept this at ABRSM grade 8 with no further graded exams required.

If ABRSM exams are not being taken then we will consider equivalent qualifications. For example:

  • Trinity College London Music Grade Exams
  • London College of Music graded exams
  • Similar graded music examinations from other countries

Graded exams are strongly preferred but if they have not been taken, we will consider a reference from the applicant’s Music Tutor commenting on their level of performance with reference to the ABRSM framework . This information must be included in the original UCAS application, or submitted promptly via myApplication once the applicant has applied.

Year of entry 2015
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