University of Sheffield

Music and Philosophy University of Sheffield Degree level: Undergraduate

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This course enables you to develop your musical abilities while learning about philosophical issues that have challenged thinkers for centuries. In your Music modules, you’ll study a diverse range of musical forms, including classical, pop, jazz, folk and world music, as well as optional modules in subjects such as music education, music technology and the music business. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your performance and composition skills. Through your Philosophy modules, you’ll explore key philosophical areas - ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, metaphysics and logic - as well as major figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Hegel. You’ll also tackle real-world issues, examining topics like global justice, climate change and feminism through a philosophical lens.

You will be learning from academics and practitioners who are experts in their field, in departments that are innovators in terms of their research and public engagement. This civic ethos extends to the work our students do too. As a Music and Philosophy student, you can lead a music project or workshop in a local school through our student-led volunteering organisation Music in the City, or take part in the award-winning Philosophy in the City, which introduces school children to philosophical ideas they can apply to everyday life.

The academic aptitude and practical skills you will develop throughout your degree will give you a huge range of career options after university. As well as careers in teaching, law, social work, journalism, the civil service, and the charity sector, our graduates have gone on to become composers, performers, music therapists and broadcasters.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code VW53
Institution code S18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB including Music or Music Technology (or Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) at Merit plus Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in Music
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
60 credits overall in Music
Scottish Higher AAABB in Music (or Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) at Merit plus Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit)
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 including Music or D3 M2 M2 + Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) at Merit plus Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit
Extended Project B plus grades BBB in A Level including Music or Music Technology

The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points including 6 in Higher Level in Music or Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) at Merit plus Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2 including Music
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD plus grade B in A Level Music or DD in Music plus A level grade B
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus grades AB in Music or Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) at Merit plus Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit

GCSE English at grade C or grade 4

Entry requirements for this course should be read alongside our Admissions policies which can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies

English Baccalaureate Policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc

A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive. Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £19,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries – max available £1,250. The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,000 £25,001-£30,000 - £500 £30,001-£40,000 - £250. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

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University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN


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