Music is a universal means of human artistic and cultural expression, essential for the well-being of individuals and communities throughout the world.
The teaching of music at SOAS recognises no geographical, cultural or social boundaries: however, you will study in depth the music of specific regions of Africa, Asia and the Middle East as well as the African diaspora, including Cuba. You will also study at least one instrument or vocal style from these or related regions, learning directly from one of our expert teachers.
No other university in the world offers such a range of teaching or such a concentration of research specialists in these areas.
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This programme is designed for students wishing to develop a critical and theoretically informed approach to the arts and the cultural industries.