Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Renfrew Street Campus


This is a vocational programme for musicians who aspire to teach music in schools; it is one of the most highly regarded routes into classroom music teaching in Scotland, qualifying you for both primary and secondary school teaching. The degree provides integrated school placements in all four years of study.

Following graduation, you will qualify for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). All eligible graduates are guaranteed a probationary year of classroom teaching. GTCS standards are recognised in the UK and internationally, with many of our former students working at home in Scotland or abroad after graduation. On this programme, you will study aspects of teacher education and preparation for school experience, and undertake intensive music studies including a principal performance study, piano skills and keyboard musicianship, practical workshops, music technology, and theoretical and historical studies.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements:
4 Highers at ABBC including Music at A and English plus Maths at National 5.

Applicants are normally of a Grade 8 standard of the ABRSM and are required to play a piano piece of Grade 6 standard at audition. Applicants who apply by the closing date are invited to audition and interview. Apply via UCAS Conservatoires by 24 January in the year before entry.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date





BEd Hons

Study Method

Full time


Apply via UCAS Conservatoires (WX33)

Course Length

4 years



SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other