MA Music Performance Studies
Department of Music, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
We have expertise in everything from musicology and ethnomusicology to performance, composition and music management.
About the course
Course description 2017
This unique course combines traditional areas of study, such as history and theory, with newer disciplines including music psychology and ethnomusicology.
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.
Teaching and assessment
Individual instrumental or vocal tuition, seminars and individual tutorials. You will be assessed by a recital at the end of the course, presentations and coursework.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component.
Other qualifications may be acceptable depending on your background, for instance a degree in drama, psychology or another subject, equivalent life experience or a performance diploma from a conservatoire or academy.
English language requirements
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.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.