Develop a truly global perspective
Attracting the brightest minds from all over the world to create a community that is diverse, vibrant and multinational, SOAS University of London is a unique institution specialising in the study of Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East.
Our programmes cover a broad set of disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Our vision is of an interconnected world where SOAS plays an important role in addressing the issues facing the world by:
Challenging perspectives through research and teaching
Applying a global lens to the critical issues of our time
Developing graduates who can influence and make an impact throughout their careers
Developing new intellectual and strategic partnerships
As a student, you will engage in research that has a tangible effect on the real world by interacting with scholars at the forefront of their respective fields. Our postgraduate programmes will provide you with a deep understanding of global issues, distinctive in regional focus and relevant today.
Over the course of your study, you will have the opportunity to look at your subject(s) from multiple perspectives, to have your ideas challenged in debate with fellow students and tutors, and overturn any unexamined assumptions.
Use of a National Research Library
A student favourite, the SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and one of only five National Research Libraries in the UK.
Online and Distance Learning
SOAS has over 20 years’ experience delivering distance learning programmes. Equal in standard to those taught on campus, our online and distance learning degrees offer you the flexibility to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, while building up a global network of professional contacts.
Visit SOAS University of London
SOAS is one of London’s top universities, with a friendly, cosmopolitan community of students located in the of heart Bloomsbury, Central London. Join us at one of our postgraduate open events to discover what makes studying at SOAS so special and take in some of the world famous social and cultural sites such as The British Museum, British Library, Regent’s Park and the West End.
Meet us in your country or online
SOAS has a proud history of welcoming students from all around the world and is one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse places to study on the planet. Check out our current list of overseas events to discover if one is happening close to you or if you’re unable to meet us in person, join us online at one of our upcoming webinars.
SOAS and beyond
SOAS graduates aspire to varied and ambitious goals. Whether developing a career as a UN diplomat, dreaming of staging a kabuki play, or championing human rights, SOAS develops the skills for students to excel in their chosen area when they graduate.