Careers

The musical excellence, academic aptitude and personal skills that you develop on your course will make you highly prized by employers, whatever your chosen career path after university.

Our graduates work with prestigious orchestras and music institutions within the UK and globally. Sheffield music graduates have also forged successful careers within a range of other fields, from audio programming to marketing.

Meet our graduates

Music graduate Chloe Miller Smith

Our graduates play key roles in leading music institutions, from the Royal Opera House to Opera North.

Graduate profiles 

90% of our graduates were in employment or further education 6 months after graduating

DESTINATION OF LEAVERS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION, 2015-16

Where can a music degree take you?

Your degree with us really is just the beginning, and it can take you wherever you want to go.

Studying music will teach you important skills for the world of work. 

Career options

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Work experience opportunities

Outside of your studies, there are many extra-curricular and work experience opportunities available.

These experiences can develop your skills and demonstrate your abilities to an employer. 

Extra-curricular and work experience

Further study

The excellence of your academic and practical learning at the University will stand you in good stead for further study. Many of our graduates take advantage of our diverse range of MA courses and PhD opportunities.

Our postgraduate pathways offer both on-campus and distance learning opportunities.

Postgraduate study