Postgraduate Funding at the Department of Music

image of PhD and Masters scholarshipsThe Department of Music offers a wide range of options for study at postgraduate level, including taught MA degrees and research MMus and PhD programmes. The costs of postgraduate funding include fees and maintenance during the course. Many postgraduate students fund their own studies, and some choose to study part-time while in paid employment.

University Studentships

A number of studentship schemes are administered centrally by the University. Applicants need to have applied for a place to study at Sheffield and to have been issued with an application number before submitting an application for funding.
Please note: the deadline for all PhD scholarship applications for 2015/16 entry is noon, 2nd February 2015. See the right hand links to University Scholarships and the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship schemes for full details. For information about funding an MA or MMus degree see the right hand link, Funding for Postgraduate Students. The deadline is 31 March 2015 (noon).

Funding from The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH)

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme.

Please note that in order to be considered for a WRoCAH studentship, you must first apply to the University for admission to an appropriate programme of study and then apply separately for funding via the WroCAH website. Please see

Deadlines for studentships for 2015/16 entry:
PhD – 2 February 2015 (midnight)
MA – 31 March 2015 (noon)

Funding from The Department of Music

In addition the Music Department administers several smaller studentships – the Julian Payne and Gladys Hall Postgraduate Tuition Scholarships, the Charles Alan Bryars Postgraduate Scholarship and the Organ Scholarship. Please see the links opposite for details of the application process and the deadline for applications.

Other sources of funding

External sources of funding come from private grant-giving bodies and charities and can be sourced through publications and dedicated websites (see right hand link, Funding for Postgraduate Students).