Masters in Ethnomusicology - Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University

Humanities and Social Sciences

2 year(s)

The Department of Music at Kathmandu University announces openings of admissions for two-year Masters Program in Ethnomusicology for the spring session of 2015.

The program emphasizes on assisting students to:

  1. Acquire knowledge and skills concerning Music Training (Practical) and Research in Ethnomusicology,
  2. Develop capability and confidence to contribute nationally and internationally as Musician and Scholar;
  3. Be able to effectively conduct basis and applied research, and work in a team.

The M.A. (Ethnomusicology) Program is highly participatory and students are expected to take an active role in the preparation, field research and leading of class discussions.

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Salient features

The new semester will begin from the 8th of February 2015. There is a provision of scholarship for 20% of the total number of admitted students.



Completion of a four-year Bachelor degree in Ethnomusicology, with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 out of 4.0 or an equivalent of 50% marks acquired will be the basic criteria. Also, securing an acceptable ranking in the entrance exam will be essential. The entrance exam will test the candidate's musical skills, language proficiency and analytical abilities.