World music studies encompasses the study of any and all musical activity in the world: Western as well as ‘exotic’, popular as well as classical, amateur as well as professional.
The Traditional and World Music (Distance Learning) course at University of Sheffield allows you to specialise in an area of your choice, while providing the opportunity to study musical phenomena from a global perspective.
- Some students take advantage of Sheffield’s position as a major hub of both English and ‘Celtic’ musical activity to pursue in-depth studies on traditional musics of the British Isles. Others enjoy the opportunity to develop new understanding of musical sounds, practices and cultures from elsewhere in the world.
- In this course, ‘world music’ is interpreted quite literally as encompassing, in principle, the study of any and all musical activity in the world: Western as well as ‘exotic’, popular as well as classical, amateur as well as professional.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Research Skills
- Music of the World
- Traditional Music of the British Isles
- Case Studies in Ethnomusicology
- Approaches to Fieldwork
- Teaching and Transmission
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesMusic Music History View 6 other Masters in Music History in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 undergraduate degree. If your undergraduate degree is not in music, you’ll need to provide evidence of substantial engagement with music.
- We also recognise the value of experience, and may accept applications from people who have been in practice, or who bring other experience to their studies.
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International4250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4250 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4250 GBP per year during 24 months.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.