We offer academic and practical study in most music genres, including classical, pop, jazz, folk and world music.
Our teaching ranges from academic to hands-on. You'll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, interactive classes and tutorials, and you'll be expected to carry out independent study, assignments and instrument practice.
A few of our modules include formal exams but the majority of your assessment is through coursework (for example essays, journals, compositions, recordings) and assessed performances.
We offer an impressive array of modules, giving you the freedom to follow your own interests and develop your skills as a musician and music researcher. With the support of an academic supervisor, in your final year you will write an original research-led dissertation, give a full-length recital or create a composition portfolio.
Instrumental lessons are available to all students in the first year of our degree and continue throughout for those who take assessed performance. You can gain performance experience as part of our orchestras, ensembles, bands and choirs, through a series of more than 100 concerts a year.
In your third year, you could take a module that many other universities don't offer, producing a Special Project such as staging an exhibition or performance. You'll be supported in group sessions and regular tutorials, focusing on your passion and creating something you can be proud of.
BA Music Education degree
This four-year course includes a year-long industry placement. It's designed and taught in collaboration with one of the UK's top music education providers, and prepares you for a career in music education.
Our music department arranges a limited number of placements, several of them with Sheffield Music Hub. These are assigned competitively by interview during your first semester at Sheffield. You can also secure your own placement.
It's not possible to apply directly to the BA Music Education. Instead, you apply for our BMus Music degree, and then transfer onto the BA Music Education at the end of your first year, once you've secured a department-approved placement, and achieved an average 2:1 in your first-semester modules. You must also have undergone a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
3 years Duration
W302 UCAS Code