Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Bachelor of Music (Honours) Jazz Royal Academy of Music, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate UCAS Conservatoires Awarded by: University of London


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For many years, the Academy has produced the most outstanding array of exciting, versatile, creative and employable musicians to emerge on to the jazz scene. We offer a supportive environment in which to learn and experiment with this extremely broad art form. We encourage our students to find their own creative voice and equip them with the skills needed to enable them to pursue a future as working jazz musicians. The Academy jazz course benefits from small numbers, enabling students to receive a personalised education and close support throughout their studies.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.


For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Any Musical Instrument (Jazz)
  • Clarinet (Jazz)
  • Double Bass (Jazz)
  • Electric bass (jazz)
  • Flute (Jazz)
  • Guitar (Jazz)
  • Percussion (Jazz)
  • Piano (Jazz)
  • Saxophone (Jazz)
  • Trombone (Jazz)
  • Trumpet (Jazz)
  • Vibraphone (Jazz)
  • Violin (Jazz)
  • Voice (Jazz)

Assessment method

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How to apply

This course is closed for the 2019 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2020 courses.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

1 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain audition locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 300F
Institution code R53
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

At the Academy we pride ourselves on our diverse international community. Over 800 students study here every year, with around sixty different nationalities from all over the world. If you live outside Europe and are unable to travel to London at the time of the auditions, the Academy will accept a video recording for jazz applications. Please contact and see the Jazz audition web page.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Passes in two GCE Advanced-level (A2) or Pre-U certificate examinations, including Music.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP The subject of the diploma must be Music.
Access to HE Diploma A Pass for this diploma with Music as the main specialism is accepted.
Scottish Higher BCCCC One subject must be Music.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal P3, P3 One principal subject must be Music.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points You must include Music as an option.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H5, H5, H5, H5 One subject must be Music.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PP The subject of the diploma must be Music.
Scottish Advanced Higher CC One subject must be Music. One Advanced Higher A-C grade plus three Higher C grades in different subjects is accepted.

A combination of a pass in ABRSM or Trinity College London Grade 8 Theory, plus a pass in ABRSM or Trinity College London Grade 8 Practical or an ABRSM/Trinity diploma, is accepted as equivalent to a Music A-level or music elective, if those options are unavailable at your school. For other international qualifications, in general, a secondary school certificate of a sufficiently high level to permit university entry will be acceptable, however applications will be examined on an individual basis by the Admissions Board.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 Minimum score of 5.5 in every section of the test for candidates who need a Tier 4 visa. Overall score of 6.0 required to join BMus Year 2 or Year 3.
PTE Academic 51.0 Minimum score of 51 in every section of the test for candidates who need a Tier 4 visa. Overall score of 58 required to join BMus Year 2 or Year 3.

English Language requirements are published on our website:

Audition locations

In the event of a successful audition, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote audition recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an audition in person.

Single specialism audition

Location On-time Fee Late Fee
London £100 £115
Video Recording: Upload £100 £115

Joint principal specialism audition

Location On-time Fee Late Fee
London Not available at this location
Video Recording: Upload Not available at this location

Additional information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £23,000 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £23,000 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

ELQ fees for UK and EU students: if you join a study programme for an “ELQ” – a qualification that is equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification that you have already been awarded, there is a higher tuition fee rate detailed on

Sponsorship information

Entrance Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit following a live audition during our advertised audition sessions.There is no separate application process, and entrance scholarship awards are confirmed in candidates' offer details. UK and EU BMus students can apply for tuition fee loans to cover the tuition costs, and UK students can also apply for maintenance awards to assist with living costs. You can find more details about financial support on

Provider information

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Royal Academy of Music, University of London
Marylebone Road

Course contact details

Visit our course page

020 7873 7393

Jazz Administrator

020 7873 7379

Fax: 020 7873 7374