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22150 GBP/year
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Immerse yourself in contemporary music, sharpen your skills and explore your creative voice. The MA in Composition at University of Sheffield is taught by a diverse team of internationally renowned composers who love to share their knowledge and expertise.

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Overview

This Composition course at University of Sheffield focuses upon composition of contemporary music and offers two distinct pathways. You can choose to specialise in instrumental composition, in which you will explore a broad range of compositional approaches and techniques with a strong emphasis on inquiry-led practice. 

This will include collaboration with professional performers and peers, resulting in numerous live premieres of work, and/or the scope for interacting across disciplines.

Key Features

  • You may also have the opportunity to make mixed-media work, and collaborate with artists working with other media (visual, design, text).
  • Alternatively, you may specialise in electronic/electroacoustic composition, in which you can explore creative applications of analogue/digital technologies, studio-based composition techniques, real-time audio processing techniques, aesthetics of sonic art, historical developments in electronic music, temporal/spatial-audio and post-digital aesthetics, amongst others.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Film Sound and Composition
  • Influences and Inspirations: independent study of compositional practice
  • Collaborative practice, public engagement and impact
  • Composition Portfolio
  • Electroacoustic Techniques
  • Instrumental Techniques

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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.
  • Provide a portfolio with your application: When you apply you'll need to provide a portfolio of your compositional work. The portfolio must include one or two examples of your best work and can be in many different formats depending on your style of composition - instrumental composers are invited to submit copies of scores, but any recordings of performances (or even midi files) are most welcome. Electroacoustic composers are invited to upload soundfiles of their works.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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