Department of Music,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
This course offers you the opportunity to engage with a range of specialist areas including Mozart, music of the classical period, Renaissance music, music and visual culture, eighteenth and nineteenth-century style, the concerto genre and the Broadway musical.
Course themes can include gender, philosophy, culture and aesthetics, and may involve an examination of history, composition, performance and reception.
You will engage with how music is created, disseminated and received, via a range of methodologies and often through interaction with other disciplines.
Teaching is through seminars, reading group, graduate study days and individual tutorials.
Assessment is through essays, short presentations and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
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.
You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component.
Other qualifications may be acceptable depending on your background.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
University and faculty funding is available each year. The closing date for applications is mid-January. The department has a small number of tuition studentships available. The closing date for these is the end of April. You can also apply for a small grant to support your postgraduate research project.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 0495
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.