University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Ethnomusicology

Ethnomusicology is the study of music's relationships to the social and cultural contexts in which it occurs, seeking to understand what music is, and the role it plays in human interactions and experiences. We boast one of the UK's largest ethnomusicology sections, and our staff's specialisms are unusually diverse, including: the music of Korea; folk music, dance and song of England, and of the British Isles, and North Indian classical music.

Entry requirements

Applicants need a 2.1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component. Other qualifications may be acceptable depending on background, for instance a degree in drama, psychology or another subject, equivalent life experience or a performance diploma from a conservatoire or academy. English language requirements: IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: readings in ethnomusicology; ethnomusicological research techniques; performing world music; seminar in world music traditions; either 15,000-word dissertation or folio (e.g. fieldwork materials, editorial work or analyses); plus optional module on a relevant topic, or 20,000-word dissertation or extended folio.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed on coursework, a dissertation and a 7 day paper.

Sponsorship information

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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