University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


This course offers an ideal opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the creation and presentation of contemporary music. You can choose to specialise in instrumental composition and explore a broad range of compositional approaches and techniques while collaborating with performers. Alternatively, you may specialise in electronic/electroacoustic composition which includes the opportunity to explore creative applications of analogue/digital technologies, real-time audio processing techniques, and aesthetics of sonic art.

Course modules

Core modules: creative portfolio; composition dissertation; collaborative project; research techniques, critique of research. Optional modules: creative foundation; composition techniques.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on coursework, dissertation and a portfolio of original compositions.

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 Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

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