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Entry Requirements for Higher Education Programmes

What are the entry requirements for the online HE programmes?

It can be daunting applying for your degree. Please feel free to live chat, email or call us to learn more about our courses and the application process.

The following guidelines are designed to orientate you through entry on to a Higher Education course at Point Blank. 

For most of our full-time undergraduate degrees you should apply through UCAS. However, if you already know that you want to study at Point Blank, and do not intend to apply to other institutions then you should apply direct to us using our online application form here.

Please note, if you are applying from outside the UK you can find specific entry requirements for certain countries below in the International Entry Requirements section. If your country is not listed here and you have any questions about your qualifications please contact our Admissions Team.

First and foremost, we are looking for people who can demonstrate a) their passion for music and b) an ability to successfully complete a Higher Education programme.

This will initially be assessed through your personal statement which should include any previous study or relevant experience in music. The Admissions Team will look at the merits of each applicant, taking the following evidence into consideration:

  • Personal statement
  • Predicted or previously attained grades
  • Examples of work
  • References
  • Relevant work experience

Applicants may also be asked to complete an admissions test and/or attend an interview.

Where conditional offers are made, typical offers will be set between:

  • A Level:  BBC – BCC
  • BTEC:  DMM - MMM

Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of accepted qualifications. Other qualifications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

All material received by applicants as part of an application (portfolio, admissions tests etc.) will be used solely for admissions purposes. Applicants will retain all intellectual property rights on their own work and work will not be distributed outside of those Point Blank team members assessing applications.

Equivalent international qualifications will also be accepted. For information on equivalency please click here.

  • For Point Blank's Music Industry Management Degree, business or music-related subjects should ideally form a substantial component of Level 3 qualifications. If an applicant has no business or music-related subjects then we can consider an application if the personal statement indicates enthusiasm and an appetite for success within the music business.
  • Unconditional offers will be reserved for exceptional applicants who demonstrate their ability through examples of previous work and/or attainment in previous academic study.
  • Applicants without formal qualifications or who have achieved academic qualifications lower than the typical conditional offer may be considered on the strength of relevant prior learning and experience, demonstrated through an interview, admissions test and portfolio of work.
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate English language at CEFR level B2, equivalent to grade C / 4 at GCSE. Please note this requirement also applies to mature students (21 or over) without formal qualifications who have been admitted based on their admissions test and/or prior experience.
  • International applicants should check minimum academic requirements for entry by using our partner University’s guide here.
  • Successful completion of a CertHE or DipHE programme delivered at Point Blank would precipitate entry at level 5 or 6 on the BA programme, should the previous conduct, attendance and engagement of the student be of an acceptable standard.
  • Places are limited and offers cannot be made to all applicants who meet our typical entry requirements.
  • If you are unsure whether you qualify for a place on a Point Blank Higher Education programme, please contact our Admissions Team
  • For a summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants, please click here

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