University of Sheffield

Department of Music

MA Ethnomusicology


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Ethnomusicologists seek to understand the whole human process within which music is imagined, discussed and made, relating specific musical sounds, behaviours and ideas to their broader social, cultural and political contexts. Studying individuals and societies all around the world, including the West, we aim to discover and document human musical life in its full richness and diversity. Sheffield's MA programme offers a thorough and distinctive training in ethnomusicology, paying attention to both theory and practice. We take particular note of the fact that many applicants are interested in studying their own musical traditions, and have designed a course structure and academic environment that encourages this, while providing a grounding in the broader literature and methods of the discipline. A final dissertation completes the degree.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6 in each part), or TOEFL 630 with TWE 5 (paper based) or TOEFL 267, TWE 5 (computer based) or equivalent. The TOEFL IBT test score has to be 113 or above.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 15685 GBP

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