1 January 2021

New fees and funding opportunities

For 2021 entry, the department has confirmed three scholarships specifically related to music study. We also have positive news for international students taking the distance learning programme.

Fee Reduction

With the onset of Brexit and the news that EU students will be required to pay international fees, we were concerned this would limit the accessibility of the programme to many prospective students and reduce opportunities for our diverse cohort of international applicants. However, the Department of Music is most pleased to be able to offer a fee reduction for all international students taking the distance learning courses from August 2021.

Distance learning course fees are now £8,500 for all students. 

Course fees were previously £21,100 for international students. 

We value deeply the contribution our international students make to our music community and the eclectic approach they are able to bring to learning in our classroom. We hope the fee reduction will enables more international students to take the course. 

Department of Music Scholarships

As 2020 has been a year of financial hardships for many, The Department of Music are pleased to be able to offer a range of music specialist scholarships to students starting their course in 2021. For further scholarship information and opportunities, please view the ‘fees and funding’ pages on our website. 

Mary Lill Scholarship - Undergraduate and Postgraduate students - Awards of up to £10,000. 

Donated by Sheffield Alumni, Mary Lill, this scholarships aims to further enhance not only the diversity of our own student body, but also the next generation of music performers, educators, scholars, and music industry professionals.

Julian Payne - Postgraduate students - Tuition fee scholarships of £3000

This scholarship is in memory of a music student, Julian Payne (1962–1983). The endowment fund aims to support music students wishing to continue their study to masters level, and is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate students. 

Charles Bryon Organ Scholarships - PG and PGR students - Scholarships up to £8500

To support the current study of postgraduate organists, who through their playing or research are contributing to organ-related scholarship in the department and beyond. 

I was awarded the Mary Lil Scholarship which has offered me the benefit of not needing to maintain a part-time job alongside my MA course in order to fund my studies. I’m thoroughly appreciative of how receiving the scholarship removed this pressure and allowed me to focus on my studies.

Helen Irvine 

MA Psychology of Music 

Tuition fee discount

As a Sheffield graduate, you’re entitled to a discount on your tuition fees. The discount you'll receive depends on the grade you will achieve or have achieved in your undergraduate course.

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