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.

You'll need to provide a portfolio with your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This unique course combines traditional areas of study, such as history and theory, with newer disciplines including music psychology and ethnomusicology.

Through workshops, masterclasses and intensive one-to-one lessons with specialist tutors, you’ll hone your skills as both a solo and ensemble performer. Your course will culminate with a recital.

We’ll help you develop your critical thinking along with your practical skills. You’ll develop your understanding of performance as a research-informed discipline, and you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other performance and composition students on creative projects.

There are lots of opportunities to gain performance experience, for example through our concert series, orchestras and ensembles, and numerous external venues. We have a reputation for research of international quality and play 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.

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.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

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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