Music and Arabic BA (Hons)

SOAS University of London

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UCAS CODE TW63
OverviewThe BA Music (combined degree) programme is a unique opportunity to study the musical traditions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and their global diasporas. Students are taught the basic principles of ethnomusicology and survey a variety of Asian and African musics. In years 2 and 3 they are encouraged to focus on the music of specific regions and to consider cross-regional themes. Performance is a central component of the degree. Students have the opportunity to develop expertise ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
46th
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
9th

Start date and duration

Start date
25-SEP-23
Full Time
4 Years

African and Modern Middle Eastern Studies

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 83 = 17% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
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Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

African and Modern Middle Eastern Studies graduate salary at this uni
£23,000
UK African and Modern Middle Eastern Studies graduate salary
£24,000

Music

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Source: IDP Connect, September 2022

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Source: HESA, 2018

African and Modern Middle Eastern Studies

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
English Literature
35%
History
30%
French
24%
Mathematics
19%
Spanish
18%

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£9,250 per year
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Latest Music Studies reviews

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Finley
24 Oct 19

So far it has been great, but too early to say. Administrations and timetabling have caused some problems, which in...
SR
Student Reviewer
24 Feb 15

Ethnomusicology MMus

SOAS has inspiring lecturers who have done interesting research. The accommodation treats you like a teenager. I'm...

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How Music Studies students rated:

Student rating ( 4.5) 6 reviews

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Student rating ( 4.1) 754 reviews

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SOAS University of London
CUG ranking
46th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.1)
Students are drawn to SOAS not only for its international reputation for academic excellence but also for the opportunity to study in a lively and international environment with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. Undergraduates discover a fascinatingly diverse, lively and close-knit community on SOAS’s central London campus, and friendly fellow students who share the same intellectual interests in the international issues in which SOAS specialises. SOAS is a place for those who want to expand their horizons and develop a deeper understanding of the world; for those who want to re-examine preconceptions and challenge the traditional status quo.

Where you'll study

SOAS University of London

Thornhaugh Street London
Camden
WC1H 0XG United Kingdom Nearest tube station: Goodge Street  0.1 miles away Nearest train station: Euston   0.4 miles away

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