Music at Sheffield is a flexible course that gives the freedom to explore new ideas, to develop as a musician, and learn the transferable skills that will help you turn your passion into a rewarding career. We teach music education, music technology, and music business, as well as purely academic subjects such as ethnomusicology.
Sheffield is among the UK top ten for research in music (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Our teaching staff includes leading musicologists from around the world as well as experienced practitioners. This breadth of expertise means we can cover most genres. If you choose make performance part of your degree you will get expert tuition on your instrument.
The School of East Asian Studies, where you will spend roughly half your time, is the only university outside London with expertise in China, Japan and Korea. There are no compulsory modules for this side of the course so you get to design your own curriculum from a long list of options covering aspects of East Asian history and culture.
Our graduates are composers, performers, music therapists and broadcasters. Employers include the Royal College of Music, the Yamaha Academy of Arts and Music, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Welsh National Opera.