Music Undergraduate Study

Music is a universal means of human artistic and cultural expression, essential for the wellbeing 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 particular 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.

Undergraduate Music Degrees

1st in London

1st in London for Teaching – SOAS University of London, National Student Survey 2016

Graduate Destinations

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.

Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

  • AKTC
  • Davies Arnold Cooper LLP
  • PPP Company Limited
  • Fundamental Frequency Productions
  • Golden Feathers – Alice Myth
  • Indigenous People
  • Music For Change
  • T&T Productions
  • Whitefield School
  • DfID World Music Matters

Class of 2015: Six months after completing their studies

In work 37.50%
In study 12.50%
Other 50%

Our past and present graduates making a difference in the world

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