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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Music (with Honours) - BMus (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Studying music at Sheffield will enable you to become a specialist in a diverse set of areas which will allow you to become the musician you want to be. Taught by world-leading academics, our curriculum offers seven areas of musical study in performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, music psychology, musical industries, and/or music technology.We embrace all music genres (classical, folk, pop, rock, jazz) and world music from across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, so you can study what interests you the most. We'll encourage you to develop your skills as an independent musician and music researcher.In the first year, you’ll receive a thorough grounding in the skills and knowledge required to become a successful musician. You’ll learn to listen, perform, think and write critically about music of multiple genres, delve into the histories and cultural contexts of both Western classical and world music, and have the chance to receive compositional training in both instrumental and music technology software.In your second year you'll broaden your skillset and develop specialisms within our seven areas of study, gaining leadership and analytical skills to help establish your creative voice.In your third year, you'll have the opportunity to do a special project, taught over a full academic year in group sessions and regular tutorials. Previous projects have seen students staging an exhibition, creating an album or delivering a performance. It'll give you the opportunity to focus on a subject within your degree that will help establish a portfolio of work for your future career.You'll graduate having a thorough understanding of the music industry in all its diverse contemporary forms, allowing you to forge an international and rewarding career that interests you.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 22,520per year

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University information

University of Sheffield

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  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

Pathway programmes are available to help students with English as a second language and different educational backgrounds prepare for their academic career.
With nearly 11,000 international students, Sheffield is a diverse, welcoming city that’s celebrated for its safety and strong sense of community and culture.
The university offers a range of scholarships for high-achieving international students who demonstrate excellent academic potential.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 87 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214
    161 79%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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