Music

Music at SOAS

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Music Postgraduate Study Degrees

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Only at SOAS will you receive a musical education that is devoted to the full tapestry of world music. We are an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching of the musics of the world and the discipline of ethnomusicology.

Our students include or become performers of music from all over the world, and our graduates pursue a wide variety of fulfilling careers in music and other fields.

Explore our postgraduate options below:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1528190078832{margin-top: 90px !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_tta_pageable][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1541417182068-850aa87a-3165″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/IPnyr1fd6nc” align=”center”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Section 2″ tab_id=”1541417182103-d40aed88-165f”][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item title=”Times Higher Education” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem136094.html” icon=”heart-empty” icon_color=”#8224e3″ icon_position=”center”]We’re ranked 13 in the UK and 61 in the world for Arts & Humanities in the Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2019[/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_pageable][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″ padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”10″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries” tab_id=”1476872017435-1cd52930-dd0c2a23-4fe93ce8-f451″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Suitable for those seeking employment as practitioners, managers, consultants, policy advisers and entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries, and for those who aspire to a Research degree.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/soasoas/programmes/magcci/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MA Music in Development” tab_id=”1476875280107-10627f0b-41ce2a23-4fe93ce8-f451″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This unique programme has been designed for students wishing to combine an interest in music and related cultural performance with advocacy and social development practice.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/music/programmes/ma-music-in-development/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MMus Ethnomusicology” tab_id=”1477410442838-b528daf3-a5ed”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/music/programmes/mmusethnomus/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MMus Performance” tab_id=”1477410472165-3a1c5d98-b7de”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/music/programmes/mmusperf/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”MA Arts of Asia and Africa” tab_id=”1478703522384-614e868e-f818″][vc_column_text]Students select module options specialising in a particular interdisciplinary field, such as popular music and film in the Middle East; art, archaeology and music of the Silk Road; or music, media and development in Africa.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/soasoas/degree-programmes/ma-arts-of-asia-and-africa/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”PhD in Music” tab_id=”1478703522741-e9161c07-b0e8″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/music/programmes/phd/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” type=”color” bg_color=”#eaeaea” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”80″ border=”bottom” el_class=”col dark”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]

Graduate Destinations

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Students leave SOAS with the ability to think critically and with well-honed skills in analysis – and this, coupled with the strong sense of social justice our students are well known for – is why SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference.
Here is the latest information from the known destinations of the 2015 Anthropology and Sociology graduates of single and joint honours within the department.

Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

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  • AKTC
  • Davies Arnold Cooper LLP
  • EFINST
  • PPP Company Limited

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  • Fundamental Frequency Productions
  • Golden Feathers – Alice Myth
  • Indigenous People
  • Music For Change
  • T&T Productions
  • Whitefield School
  • DfID World Music Matters

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