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Music and Korean Studies

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

"ABB including Music; BBB + Grade 8 in either Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) or Performance (ABRSM/ARSM) + Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity)"

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Access to HE Diploma in Music: 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

Extended Project

B

in a relevant EPQ + BBB at A Level including Music

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language grade 4/C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-32

33, with 5 in Higher Level Music; 32 + Grade 8 in either Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) or Performance (ABRSM/ARSM) + Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3-H2,H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


H2 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 including Music; H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 + Grade 8 in either Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool or equivalent) or Performance (ABRSM/ARSM) + Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM/Trinity)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

DD + B in A Level Music; DD in Music + B at A Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in Music

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

+ B in Music at Advanced Higher

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

+ AB at A Level including Music

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Korean studies

Music

This degree course allows you to perform, compose and write about music alongside developing your language skills and understanding of Korean culture. As well as intensive language training, we offer modules that cover the whole of East Asia, putting Korean issues into regional and global context. We teach Korean from scratch, so you don’t need previous experience. 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.

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. We offer incredible opportunities for our students, both at home and abroad. In your second year, you will spend time studying in Seoul, South Korea at one of our six partner universities, experiencing the culture first hand and honing your language skills by living alongside native speakers. Closer to home, you will be able to lead music workshops in local schools though our student-led volunteering organisation Music in the City, or to get involved in our University Concerts series, which hosts over 100 performances every year.

This degree will equip you for a variety of careers within an increasingly interconnected, multilingual and multicultural world. Our graduates are excellent communications, adaptable and culturally-aware, as well as being talented and creative musicians. In addition to careers in international development, teaching, journalism, the charity sector, and translating and interpreting, our graduates have gone on to become composers, performers, music therapists and broadcasters.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,520
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Music

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
high
Korean studies
74%
med
Music

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Asian studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

57%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

Music

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Asian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,800
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations

Music

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

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£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£22k

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£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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