This dual honours English and music degree allows you to pursue your creative and critical passions across the arts.

Through English, you'll foster your love of literature, film, theatre, creative writing and more. You'll explore literary cultures from the medieval to the present day, engaging with diverse texts and media from all over the world. You can pursue either an English literature or an English language pathway, or take modules from both areas.

The music side of your degree is carefully designed to develop your skills as a musician and music researcher. We offer academic and practical study in most music genres, including classical, pop, jazz, folk and world music. Our curriculum is spread across seven different areas - performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, music psychology, musical industries and music technology.

As a dual honours student, you'll divide your studies between the School of English and the Department of Music. Choice and flexibility are at the heart of our teaching, which means you can pursue and develop your own interests. At every level, there is a wide variety of modules to choose from. You will be taught by world-leading experts from both departments.

You'll be required to take a minimum number of credits within both departments each year, but how you choose to divide your modules after this is up to you: split your modules evenly between English and music or choose to weight your degree in favour of one subject or the other.

Throughout your degree, you'll be studying in an environment dedicated to high-quality teaching, world-leading research, and innovative public engagement. We have cutting-edge facilities, including purpose-built music practice rooms, recording studios and music psychology labs.

Outside of your degree, there are many ways to develop your interests, insights and critical faculties. Opportunities include student-led reading groups, multiple theatre and performance societies, and our University Concerts series, which hosts over 100 musical events and performances every year.

Dual and combined honours degrees

BA Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

including Music or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

BBB

including Music or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

A Levels + additional qualifications

| BBB including Music or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockshool) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity) + B in a relevant EPQ

BBB including Music or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockshool) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity) + B in a relevant EPQ

International Baccalaureate

| 33, including 5 in Higher Level Music or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool) + grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

32, including 5 in Higher Level Music or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool) + grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

BTEC

| DDD in Music

DDM in Music

Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher

| AABBB + B in Music or grade 8 practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

ABBBB + B in Music or grade 8 practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AB, including Music or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

B + BB, including Music or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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