Distance learning

The Department of Music was first to pioneer postgraduate distance learning music courses in the UK. It offers an excellent range of part-time distance learning options that you can complete online, at home, when it suits you.

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Our distance learning programmes are taught by academic staff that also deliver campus based programmes, as well as by distance learning specialists, and no distinction is made in terms of certification between a campus based or distance learning award.

Silver Anniversary Conference 

In 2023, the distance learning Music Psychology MA courses at the University of Sheffield will celebrate 25 years of teaching and learning. The Music Psychology team is excited to announce that this Silver Anniversary will be celebrated with a special two-day event. 

Saturday 22nd April - Register your interest

Distance Learning FAQ

View answers to our frequently asked questions

Student experience

Our distance learning courses are designed to allow you to study exciting subjects from anywhere in the world.

Meet Vanessa, a student on the MA Psychology for Musicians* (Distance Learning). Vanessa chose this distance learning masters because it gives her the freedom to work full-time while furthering her education. Watch the video to hear more about her experience at Sheffield.

* MA Psychology for Musicians has been renamed as MA Music Psychology in Education, Performance and Wellbeing.


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For information on Remote Location options for PhD study please see the following page.

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