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.

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 Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2017 - 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2017 - 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2017 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2017 - 6 Years

Campus details

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

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