MA Musicology


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  • Benefit from a thriving international centre for Musicology

  • Research seminars featuring world leaders in musicology and major international conferences in the field.

  • Develop the skills required for careers such as artistic direction, journalism, working with orchestras or opera houses, librarianship or academia.

  • An ideal grounding for further research in musicology at doctoral level

At Sheffield, we offer expertise in areas including Mozart, Renaissance music, music and visual culture, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century style, aesthetics and sources, the concerto genre and the Broadway musical – a rich assortment that represents the flexibility of the discipline. The musicological study of music can include themes such as gender, philosophy, culture and aesthetics, and may involve an examination of history, composition, performance and reception. Musicology engages with how music is created, disseminated and received, via a range of methodologies and often through interaction with other disciplines.

Student feedback:


“I feel I have grown and developed as an academic during my MA at Sheffield. The support and encouragement from the staff is exceptional and I believe I am now more than equipped to move on to a PhD thanks to this course.”


Ben Redmayne,
MA Musicology