Develop your skills in performance and composition, and your academic knowledge of music, while exploring the great events, extraordinary documents and remarkable people that have shaped our culture and society.

You'll study past societies from the late Roman through to the modern period, focusing on political, social and cultural themes. You'll be engaged in real research from the beginning of your course, learning to exercise independent judgement, to be critical of accepted opinion and to construct effective arguments.

Our music curriculum and expertise span seven different areas: performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, music psychology, musical industries, and music technology.

We offer an impressive array of modules, with academic and practical study in most music genres, including classical, pop, jazz, folk and world music. You'll develop your skills as a musician and music researcher, and have the freedom to follow your own interests.

As a dual honours student, you'll divide your studies between the Department of History and the Department of Music. 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 history 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 ensembles, active student 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:

AAB

typically including History or Classical Civilisation and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity))

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

typically including History or Classical Civilisation and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity))

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB typically including History and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockshool) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity)) + B in a relavnt EPQ

ABB typically including History and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockshool) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity)) + B in a relavnt EPQ

International Baccalaureate

| 34, typically with 5 in Higher Level History and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity))

33, typically with 5 in Higher Level History and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity))

BTEC

| DD in Music + A at A Level typically in History or Classical Civilisation

DD in Music + B at A Level typically in History or Classical Civilisation

Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers

| AAABB + AB typically in History and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity))

AABBB + AB typically in History and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity))

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA, typically in History or Classical Civilisation and Music (or grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) + grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity))

B + AB, typically in History or Classical Civilisation and 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 36 credits at Distinction (to include History units) and 9 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction (to include History units) and 15 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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