What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including Music and/or Music Technology or ABB plus Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) at Merit + Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit
in Music (or Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) at Merit + Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit)
plus grade B in A-Level in Music or DD in Music plus grade B at A-level.
including 6 in Higher Level Music (or Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) at Merit + Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit)
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers89%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Music at Sheffield is a flexible course that gives the freedom to explore new ideas, to develop as a musician, and learn the transferable skills that will help you turn your passion into a rewarding career. Sheffield is among the UK top ten for research in music (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Our teaching staff includes leading musicologists from around the world as well as experienced practitioners. This breadth of expertise means we can cover most genres. If you choose make performance part of your degree you will get about 18 hours of one-to-one tuition on your instrument each year. Our graduates are composers, performers, music therapists and broadcasters. Employers include the Royal College of Music, the Yamaha Academy of Arts and Music, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Welsh National Opera.
Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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