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.

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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Interested in studying at the University of Sheffield? We'd love to keep you informed about our events for prospective students and information about what studying here is like.

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In addition to distance-taught Masters programmes, we are experienced in supervising PhD students living away from Sheffield and in part-time employment: if you'd like to enquire about how that possibility could work for you, please contact music-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk.

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