SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers training in ethnomusicology as well as in'depth understanding of selected musical traditions of Africa and Asia.

Course Modules

Modules may include: Atlantic Africa, (p)layers of mediation in African popular music (PG); aspects of music and religion in South East Asia; Central Asian music; ethnicity, religion and gender in Middle Eastern musical cultures; Indian classical music; Indian vocal music (styles and histories); Klezmer music (roots and revival); music and healing; music in selected regions of Africa (contexts and structures); music in South Asian culture (Master’s); music, nation and conflict in Jerusalem; music of the Near and Middle East and North Africa; music, place and politics in Cuba; musical traditions of East Asia (Master’s); pop and politics in East Asia (Master’s); popular and fusion music in South East Asia (PG); raga (concept and practice); sacred sound in South Asia.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Music - MMus
2 years
Part Time
Master of Music - MMus

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent), usually in music.