University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


In the first half of the course, you�ll get a solid foundation in the techniques and methods of musicology. In the second semester you�ll be more independent, working on a major research project of your own.

Entry requirements

For most of our courses 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, 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- Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: readings in musicology; research techniques; critical musicology; research design in musicology; topics in musicology; dissertation of 20,000 words.

Assessment methods

Seminars, reading group, Graduate study days, individual tutorials. Assessment is through essays, short presentations and dissertation.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0114 222 0495