SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Student Profiles

Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:

Clara Wenz

PhD Student

MUS - PG - 2017 - Clara Wenz - Research student - IMG 240,186,165t,56t

More than any other place, the SOAS Music Department allows me to combine my interests in music, philosophy and culture in the Middle East.

Almira Farid

BA Music

MUS - UG - 2017 - Almira Farid - BA Music - IMG 240,186,165t,56t

SOAS has helped tremendously in opening up my eyes and ears to how culturally colourful our musical world is.


Thomas Graves

MMus Ethnomusicology

MUS - PG - 2017 - Thomas Graves - MMus Ethnomusicology - IMG 240, 186, 165t, 56t

As soon as I first walked into the Junior Common Room I said ‘this is what university should be like!’

Richard Gray
MUS - PG - 2015 - Richard Gray - MA Music in Development

I would sum up my studies here so far as a white-knuckle intellectual adventure.


Marina Di Giorgi

MMus Ethnomusicology

Marina Di Giorgi

I chose SOAS because it is the only place in London where I could gain a broad knowledge of Music in the Middle East.