Drawing on the intersections between Ethnomusicology and a range of allied disciplines (Anthropology and Media in Development in particular), the programme encourages critical examination of how knowledge is acquired and communicated through music, how music is used to promote, reflect or resist development, and how music’s agentive and imaginative capacities act in different cultural and political contexts to advance individual and collective interests and identities.
Students on the MA Music and Development programme will also conduct in-depth study on the musical styles and cultures of either Asia, Africa, or the Middle East, and may choose from a wide range of 'minor' courses in Music, Anthropology, Media or other disciplines taught at SOAS.
The programme draws on the expertise of staff in Music at SOAS and encourages inter-disciplinary dialogue with other relevant departments and centres within SOAS.
With a student population of around 4,000 from over 100 countries, our relatively small size ensures that we offer a friendly and welcoming environment while at the same time being able to take advantage of all University of London facilities.
- International class
- International faculty
- International study tours
- Issuance of foreign diploma and certifications