You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component.
Degrees in other related subjects may be acceptable depending on your background.
Months of entry
About the course
This course is a collaboration between the Management School and the Department of Music. The performing arts and cultural industries are dynamic areas of global development, providing a focus for local communities and a significant contribution to local and national economies.
As the music industry expands, private and public sector organisations are looking for graduates who can bring an extra degree of insight. Our programme provides you with the essential knowledge and experience needed to flourish in this environment.
Music at Sheffield attracts world-leading academics and musicians working in a wide range of specialist fields. This is reflected in the diversity of the MA programmes we offer, both on campus and by distance learning. Our courses are taught by experts and backed by world-class research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 84 per cent of our work was rated internationally excellent or world-leading.
We are influential in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, performance, music technology, music management and psychology of music. Our MA programmes allow students to take advantage of the department’s distinctive interdisciplinary research environment and to be part of a strong postgraduate community by taking modules from other specialist areas. Our three research centres, Music, Mind, Machine; Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre, and Music and Wellbeing provide a hub for research collaborations in music psychology and audience research.
Performance is an important part of our work. You will have the chance to participate in orchestras, music theatre, contemporary music, folk and world traditions. We have strong links with the community, giving you the chance to volunteer with local arts organisations.
Teaching and assessment
Seminars and individual tutorials. Projects may see students undertaking consultancy and promotions work with national partners.
Assessment takes a variety of forms such as reports and essays.
1 year full-time
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 0461