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Pre-application Open Days

These open days let you explore life at the University of Sheffield. You can learn about accommodation, finance, sports facilities and life at our award winning Students' Union.

Our campus tours allow you to visit our library, sports centre and Students' Union, while our accommodation tours take you to the student village to get a feel for where you would be living. We would also recommend having a look around the city; the University is a 10 minute walk from the centre and forms a major part of the city's vibrant, friendly atmosphere.

Our Music talks give you the opportunity to find out about the Music Department and our degree programmes while our Faculty Exhibition offers you the chance to informally chat to staff and current students.

 Pre-application open day dates for 2018 will be available shortly.

To book on an open day or campus tour please visit this website:

If you are unable to make any of these day but are interested in viewing the department and finding out more about us, then please contact our Admissions Tutor at 

Music Open Days - Post-offer

We are committed to showing you what a music degree with us is all about, and how you will benefit from studying with us. Our department open days (held between January and April) are normally for offer holders and include a tour of our facilities, alongside a presentation about our research and music making.  There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions. We are particularly pleased to include an opportunity to discuss the course with staff from all our specialist areas.

Before the open day offer holders will receive an invitation to come and visit us. On the day you will receive a sample lecture from one of our specialist staff, a tour of our facilities, and take the chance to find out why Sheffield is so well known for its research and research-led teaching. You will have the opportunity to chat informally to staff and students over refreshments.

What happens at a departmental open day?

It's your chance to compare Music at Sheffield with your other choices. We will present ourselves as one of the finest departments of music in the country but you need to decide if the course (all three years) is right for you.

If you feel that your application would be best served by meeting individually with admissions staff at music please email

We are passionate about music. If you have a similar drive and commitment please do get in touch.

Typical pre-application departmental open day schedule

  • 10:00 - 15:30 Visit the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Exhibition to find out more about the University of Sheffield
  • Choose a time for a talk from our admissions tutor at 11:00, 12:30 or 14:30

While you are here, take the time to explore the campus and city, all in close walking distance of the department.

University open days

The University of Sheffield holds a number of Campus wide Open Days for potential students. These days are recommended for you if you would like to get a broad overview of the campus; music open days will give you a much more detailed view of department.

Get in touch

For general queries:

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 0495

For application-specific questions:

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 0488