Entry requirements

We prefer you to have an undergraduate degree in music. However, if you have an advanced level in composition you may also be considered for those pathways. We accept qualifications other than music degrees for entry onto the Ethnomusicology (Music) MA pathway.

Months of entry


Course content

City’s Ethnomusicology MA introduces students to current thinking within ethnomusicology, with a particular focus on ethnographic work in urban contexts.

Students have the opportunity to consider current issues and debates in contemporary music studies and to explore the complex interrelationships between music and other subjects, and between theory and creative practice. The course aims to develop both critical and creative approaches to musical practice and study as well as training students in fundamental research skills which may also be useful in later doctoral study.

Information for international students

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Music Administrator
+44 (0)20 7040 8284