University of Sheffield

M.A. On Campus
12 months
21100 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Composition degree offered at University of Sheffield is taught by internationally-renowned composers who are all active in their respective fields.


Course description

Composition degree offered at University of Sheffield gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the creation and presentation of contemporary music. You can specialise in instrumental composition and explore a broad range of compositional approaches and techniques while collaborating with performers.

Alternatively, you can specialise in electronic/electroacoustic composition, with the opportunity to explore creative applications of analogue/digital technologies, real-time audio processing techniques, and aesthetics of sonic art.

Our course provides you with skills, techniques and experiences that prepare you for doctoral work or employment in the creative arts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Techniques 
  • Interdisciplinary Music Studies 
  •  Collaborative Project (Composition MA) 
  •  Composition Portfolio 
  • Composition Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You'll need a 2:1 in music or a combined degree with a substantial music component.
  • Degrees in other related subjects may be acceptable depending on your background.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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University of Sheffield


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