Postgraduate How to Apply

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You can apply to our postgraduate programmes throughout the year

There are two ways to apply…

1. UCAS Conservatoires

You can apply for MA/PgDip Music, MA Dramaturgy, MA Musical Direction, MA Musical Theatre Company and MA Musical Theatre Creatives for both 2022 and 2023 entry via the UCAS Conservatoires website.

If you are applying via UCAS Conservatoires, you will need the following codes:

UCAS Conservatoires Institution Code


UCAS Conservatoires Course Codes

  • MA Music - W33F
  • PGDip Music - W41F
  • MA Dramaturgy - W44F
  • MA Musical Direction - W45F
  • MA Musical Theatre Company - W42F
  • MA Musical Theatre Creatives - W43F
2. Direct Application

You may only use the direct application form if you have not already made an application via UCAS or UCAS Conservatoires to Leeds Conservatoire or any other institution.

If you have an existing or prior application via UCAS or UCAS Conservatoires you must apply via UCAS or UCAS Conservatoires.

Direct applications for MA/PgDip Music, MA Dramaturgy, MA Musical Direction, MA Musical Theatre Company and MA Musical Theatre Creatives for 2022 entry are open via our Postgraduate Direct Application Form.

Useful information

You can take a look at HEFCE's steps to postgraduate study and their practical considerations here.  

Information for prospective and current students 

If you have any questions about any of the regulations or policies of Leeds Conservatoire, please email

Policies and regulations

To read our comprehensive policies and regulations, please head over to our policies page. 

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

Applicants who have undertaken learning which has been formally assessed and certified by another educational institution or training provider, as well as applicants who have gained formal recognition of learning through other experience (e.g. in-house training programmes that are not externally assessed), may be able to use this towards their study at Leeds College of Music either to satisfy entry requirements or to join the programme at a later stage. The following document provides further information on the conservatoire’s APL application procedure.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) PDF 

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