University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

World Music Studies

Explore research in world music and ethnomusicology. The course combines practical, applied and theoretical perspectives. If you�re a professional musician or a teacher or you work in the music media, you�ll find it fascinating and relevant.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in music; a combined degree with a substantial music component or a performance diploma from a conservatoire or academy. For the Master's in music management applicants should have a 2.2 Honours degree (or above) in a relevant subject area. Candidates with degrees from other disciplines such as anthropology; drama; education or psychology are welcomed. Applications from candidates without formal qualifications but relevant work experience will be considered. International students should have an overall international English language testing system (IELTS) grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Research skills; music of the world; approaches to fieldwork; case studies in ethnomusicology; special topic in world music; 15,000-word dissertation.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed on your coursework, a dissertation, sample radio programme and folio of fieldwork materials.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 222 0470