12 months
23250 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop as a performer with stylistic awareness and an understanding of how to prepare for the concert platform and take part in a public recital at the end of your Music Performance Studies course from University of Sheffield in September. 

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This Music Performance Studies course at University of Sheffield is designed to help you build the stylistic awareness and advanced techniques to perform music at concert level. Through workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one lessons with specialist tutors, you will hone your abilities as both a solo and ensemble performer, culminating in a public recital at the end of your course. 

Key Features  

  • Students can either choose to take a piano performance pathway or instrumental performance pathway.
  • You will have the opportunity to engage in modules that develop your understanding of performance as a research informed discipline, whilst also having the opportunity to collaborate on creative projects with students from other programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Critical Listening and the Musical Work
  • Performing World Music
  • Topics in Musicology 
  • Critical Musicology
  • Selected Topics in Music Psychology
  • Topics in Music Psychology

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
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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 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.


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