Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Minimum year 1
Typical Entry Requirement
BBBB to include one of the following subjects: Art & Design, Design, Media, Photography, Music or Graphic Communication
National 5 Grade C in Maths and English.
Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement
BBCC to include one of the following subjects: Art & Design, Design, Media, Photography, Music or Graphic Communication
National 5 grade C in Maths and English.
You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies
BCC to include one of the following subjects: Art & Design, Fine Art, Music, Music Technology or Performing Arts
GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Pre-2017 Grading System:
B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level to include one of the following subjects: Art or Music
Ordinary Level Maths and English at C2.
New Grading System:
H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include one of the following subjects: Art or Music
Ordinary Level Maths and English at O4.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject: Art & Design, Creative Digital Media Production, Music, Music Technology or Performing Arts
GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 to include one of the following subjects: Film, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts at minimum grade 5.
Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.
Minimum year 2
Pass HNC in a related subject - please email Undergraduate Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Advanced Higher BBC (or Advanced Higher BB plus Higher BB) to include at least one of the following at Advanced Higher: Art & Design (Design or Expressive), Drama or Music. Plus Standard Grade 3/National 5 C in Maths and English.
A level AAB to include at least one from: Art and Design, Fine Art, Music, Music Technology or Performing Arts. Plus GCSE grade C in Maths and English.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3 minimum grades DDD (Distinction, Distinction, Distinction) in either Music Technology or Audio and Music Production.
SCQF level 7 - 120 SCQF credits at level 7 in an appropriate subject.
Places are limited and students should anticipate a rigorous selection process, including interview. For any other enquiries please email Undergraduate Admissions.
Minimum year 3
Pass HND in a related subject please email Undergraduate Admissions (email@example.com)
Places are limited and students should anticipate a rigorous selection process, including interview.
Minimum year 4
To enter this programme at the start of Year 4 you must have:
A Scottish bachelor’s degree in Sound Production (or equivalent), or have achieved 360 SCQF credits, with 120 SCQF credits at level 7, 120 SCQF credits at level 8, and 120 SCQF credits at level 7 in appropriate subjects.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies