University of Sheffield ranked one of the top institutions in the UK to study Music

The Department of Music is celebrating league table success for their undergraduate programmes - being ranked 3rd in the UK to study Music in 2024.

Exterior photo of the Department of Music

University league tables compare higher education institutions in the UK. They provide statistical insights to guide students to choose the best University for undergraduate study in their chosen subject. 

The Department of Music is delighted to share the following summary of results, ranking the University of Sheffield as one of the top institutions in the UK to study Music in 2024.

The brilliant set of results recognises the outstanding research and teaching carried out by academic staff on the undergraduate programme, resulting in world-leading collaborations across a range of music disciplines, including music psychology, musicology, composition, ethnomusicology, music industries and performance studies. 

We're delighted to have been recognised as providers of high quality education in our subject. My sincere thanks to everyone for the hard work that sits behind this fantastic set of statistics. 

Professor Simon Keegan-Phipps

Head of the Department of Music 

Importantly, the league tables factor in the current student satisfaction rates, measuring teaching, feedback and student to staff ratio. Recognition also goes to the team of professional service staff based in the Department of Music that provide a high standard of admissions, wellbeing, creative and module related support to students throughout their degree.

The results take into consideration graduate prospects data, which shows that Department of Music graduates exceed in a diverse and international range of creative and professional sectors. Learn more about our graduate achievements.

The six undergraduate single and dual honours programmes offered by the Department of Music allow students to study a diverse and flexible range of modules which cover a variety of musical genres. The Department is well-connected to industry partners, providing creative experiences to help students establish a professional career in Music.

Students talking around a piano

 The Department of Music is part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, collaborating with the Departments of History, English, Modern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy and East Asian Studies.

The Faculty plays a major role in making the University of Sheffield a world-class research institution and has been ranked 74th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2024. 

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify and compare the world’s leading universities in a particular subject.

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Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.