Sonny Rollins

Music and Philosophy

This course enables you to develop your musical abilities while learning about philosophical issues that have challenged thinkers for centuries. On this course you can either take an equal number of modules from each subject or you can decide to study more modules in Music or in Philosophy.

You can take modules in the history and psychology of music, ethnomusicology, jazz and popular music, music education, music technology, and music business. If you create a degree path that includes performance, you are given expert tuition on your principal instrument.

A personal tutor--one from Music and one from Philosophy--will work with you over three years to help you make the most of your studies and encourage you to excel.  The Music element of the degree is assessed through projects, performances, and coursework, giving you a chance to develop your  skills and interests in an independent and creative manner.

The Philosophy department offers an exciting range of modules taught by researchers who are experts in their field. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy, such as ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and logic. We also offer modules on major figures in the history of philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Kant and Hegel, among others.

The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules. Dual students have the choice of exactly the same modules as single Philosophy students. Philosophy modules

For more on the Philosophy side of the degree, click here. For more on music at Sheffield, click here. For more on the technical details of this course, including entry requirements, see the University online 2018 prospectus.

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