SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Extended Essay in Music 2

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Term 2

This is available for students who have already done the Extended Essay in Music 1 but wish to do another. It can also be taken in the same year as the former. The conditions are exactly the same.(See the Guidelines for Independent Study Projects and Extended Essays.)


  1. Ethnomusicology: Themes and Variations 
  2. Extended Essay in Music 1
  3. If the proposed essay topic relates to a specific region of Asia or Africa, the appropriate regional music course is normally a pre- or co-requisite

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

To give the student some experience of detailed research on a specified topic in music. To give the student the ability to engage in independent research, involving some combination of library work, fieldwork and possibly performance experience.



Scope and syllabus

As determined by the individual extended essay supervisor in consultation with the student

Method of assessment

Coursework 100% (5000 words)


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