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Develop a truly global perspective

SOAS University of London

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 Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East across a broad set of subject disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Our vision is of an interconnected world where SOAS plays an important role in addressing the challenges facing the world by:

  • Challenging perspectives through its research and teaching
  • Helping to build bridges in a complex world
  • 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

Real-world analysis

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 simultaneously allowing you to build up a global network of professional contacts.

Scholarships and awards

SOAS offers a diverse range of scholarships to help students finance their postgraduate studies.

Develop a truly global perspective

Visit SOAS University of London

Join us at one of our postgraduate open events to discover what makes studying at SOAS so special.

Join us in your country

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.


Hear and ask questions about the postgraduate process by joining one of our popular webinars.

Develop a truly global perspective

Politics & Government (30) Agriculture (1) Anthropology (2) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23) History & Archaeology (19) Communication & Media Studies (7) Sociology (33) Theology & Religious Studies (34) Creative Arts & Design (9) Law (22) Environmental Sciences (13) Economics (10) Finance (14) Business & Management (5) Computer Science (8) Architecture, Building & Planning (3)

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