University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


This programme requires completion of a major, original research project; it is supported by individual supervision (or joint supervision if research is on multiple disciplinary perspectives) and by the departmental and University research training programmes; weekly research seminars and occasional graduate research days provide further input.

Entry requirements

A Master's or Master of music degree.

Course modules

Research areas include: creative and performance studies; critical musicology and music theory; ethnomusicology and traditional music; historical musicology; psychology of music.

Assessment methods

Work in music technology with portfolio; research findings are presented for examination in 1 of these 3 formats: dissertation (MPhil: 50000words; PhD: 70000 words); a portfolio of compositions (accompanied by a commentary of 10000 words); or performance (accompanied by a dissertation).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Department of Music
Telephone number: 
0114 222 0470