Taught course

Music Performance Studies

Institution
University of Sheffield · University of Sheffield
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

This course incorporates performance-based research skills into music performance and practice. You'll learn advanced ensemble skills. Modules are designed to help you develop as a performer.

Through intensive one-to-one lessons with specialist tutors, performance workshops and masterclasses, we'll help you prepare for a public recital examination.

The Department of Music plays an important role in Sheffield’s thriving cultural life, promoting over 60 concerts a year as well as productions of opera in the University's theatre. We also have close links with Music in the Round, which brings some of the world's finest musicians to Sheffield.

There are lots of opportunities to gain performance experience, for example through our concert series, orchestras and ensembles, and numerous external venues.

Many of our graduates have gone into the music profession. While a large number are performing and teaching, others have stayed to continue their studies at PhD level, or taken up offers to study at leading music conservatoires.

Teaching
Individual instrumental or vocal tuition, seminars and individual tutorials.

Assessment
You will be assessed by a recital at the end of the course, presentations and coursework.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

University and faculty funding is available each year. The closing date for applications is mid-January. The department has a small number of tuition studentships available. The closing date for these is the end of April. You can also apply for a small grant to support your postgraduate research project.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
music-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0495