Increasing access

The Faculty of Music welcomes applicants from any and all backgrounds. If you’re excited about the idea of studying the performance, theory, composition and history of music from around the world, then a Music degree at Oxford could be for you! 

To learn more about studying Music here, attend one of our Undergraduate Open Days. Not able to visit Oxford in person? Check out our YouTube videos including our Admissions guide and our virtual Open Day

We also participate in many events and initiatives that give you the opportunity to find out more about the course and life at the University. We share application deadlines and dates for these events via @oxmusicfaculty on Instagram and Twitter/X

Read about the make-up of our student intake at Undergraduate admissions statistics

Find out about financial support available to undergraduate students at Oxford bursaries and scholarships for 2024-entry.

Are you a teacher looking to inspire your students to apply to University, or expand their range of musical experiences? Please contact for information about our joining our teachers’ mailing list. 

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments offers a variety of interactive workshops for all year groups and ability levels. Find out more on their website

Each UK local authority is linked with one of the Oxford colleges, for school access and outreach visits. Discover your link college via the Oxford's Regional Outreach site. 

UNIQ is a free, summer residential course open to state-educated students who are in their first year of A-levels or equivalent studies. The wider course provides sustained online support leading up to the residential in Oxford, where you get the opportunity to attend lectures and tutorials in Music, meet other prospective students, and receive information about preparing an application. 

Find out more about the course and how to apply on the UNIQ website.

Applications tend to open in December the calendar year before the course, and close in January. 

Opportunity Oxford is an academic programme that helps prepare talented UK offer-holders from under-represented backgrounds for successful student careers at Oxford University. 

Under the programme, selected Oxford offer-holders participate in an academic bridging programme which supports them in their transition from school or college to our university. This ambitious programme explores and develops high-level academic skills that support the success of participants in their further studies. Opportunity Oxford also gives an insight into what life as an Oxford student is like so, when participants arrive to start their degree course, they can feel confident and know exactly what is expected of them and what to expect from Oxford. We hope that the programme will be enjoyable and rewarding and will give participants a great start to their university careers. 

You can find out more about this scheme at

Student conferences run every March in locations around the country. They give Year 12 students an insight into what living and studying at Oxford is like and provide information about the application process.   

There are also many online taster days and opportunities. 

Up-to-date information about these and other events may be found via the Admissions website

Not sure if Oxford University is for you? Some of our students have written about their route into studying Music at Oxford in our stories.

The University, Faculty, and colleges run many events and programmes throughout the year. You can find out more about upcoming events and access digital resources on the University’s Increasing Access pages. 

Email the Access & Outreach administrator on for more information.