In Ethnomusicology we explore the connections between music and human culture.

Areas of study

You can study musics ranging from Māori waiata and Aotearoa hip hop to the music of Bollywood and global reggae.

You can study Ethnomusicology in the following programmes:

What you will learn

Ethnomusicology analyses the ways that music can interact with gender, race, religion, the media, politics, history and other areas of human life. You can study the varied musical traditions of the Pacific, the musics of India, popular music and gender, jazz, R&B and world music fusion.

Career opportunities

A background in Ethnomusicology can be useful for careers in teaching, broadcasting, journalism and cultural programmes.

More information

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