Music Postgraduate Study Degrees

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:

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We’re ranked 13 in the UK and 61 in the world for Arts & Humanities in the Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree.

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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.

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.

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