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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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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 with Distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits and Merits in 15 Level 3 credits|
|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|
plus grades BBB in A Level including Music or Music Technology
The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject.
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English at grade C or grade 4|
|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)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3||including Music or H2 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 +Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) +Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity)|
|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|
Entry requirements for this course should be read alongside our Admissions policies which can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're 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. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding