SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. With our vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, we are uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world. Our programmes are taught by respected academics engaged in fieldwork and research which influences government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars grapple with the pressing issues confronting two-thirds of humankind today: democracy, development, economy, finance, public and corporate policy, human rights, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change.

The School was founded in 1916 as the School of Oriental Studies. It took its present title in 1938, by which time it had also established itself as a centre for African Studies. It moved to its present site in 1941.

The Scarbrough Report of 1946 recommended that the whole field of Asian and African studies should be developed in London in contrast to a restricted range of programmes in other universities, and there was a considerable expansion of the School’s activities. In addition, after the Hayter Report of 1961, increased attention was given to the development of the social sciences.

Its expanded library, designed by the architect Sir Denys Lasdun, was opened in 1973. This national resource houses more than 1.5 million items.

SOAS continues to maintain its position as the major national centre for the study of programmes concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East. New teaching posts have been established, student numbers have increased and the School’s status as a leading research institution has been enhanced.


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Economics & Finance
Economics Delivery method Length Location
Development Economics On campus 3 years London
Economics On campus 3 years London
Economics and African Studies On campus 3 years London
Economics and Arabic On campus 4 years London
Economics and Burmese On campus 3 years London
Economics and Chinese On campus 4 years London
Economics and Development Studies On campus 3 years London
Economics and Linguistics On campus 3 years London
Economics and South-East Asian Studies On campus 3 years London
Economics and Tibetan On campus 3 years London
Economics and World Philosophies On campus 3 years London
Hebrew and Economics On campus 4 years London
Indonesian and Economics On campus 3 years London
Persian and Economics On campus 4 years London
Swahili and Economics On campus 4 years London
Turkish and Economics On campus 4 years London
Finance
BSc Accounting and Finance On campus 3 years London
Fine Arts
Art
Burmese and History of Art/Archaeology On campus 4 years London
Hebrew and History of Art/Archaeology On campus 4 years London
History of Art On campus 3 years London
History of Art (Asia, Africa, Europe) On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Indonesian On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Japanese On campus 4 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Korean On campus 4 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Law On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Linguistics On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Music On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Persian On campus 4 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Social Anthropology On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and South Asian Studies On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and South-East Asian Studies On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Study of Religions On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Swahili On campus 4 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Thai On campus 4 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Tibetan On campus 4 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Turkish On campus 4 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and Vietnamese On campus 3 years London
History of Art/Archaeology and World Philosophies On campus 3 years London
General Studies
International Studies
African Studies On campus 3 years London

Accommodation

SOAS offers a wide range of accommodation, in locations that range from 2 minutes to 45 minutes travel to the SOAS campus, all within close proximity to amenities and transport links. Our portfolio consists of halls of residence with 24-hour security and rooms in shared flats or houses. The accommodation has many options to suit individual budgets and requirements: twin, single, double rooms, studios, and flats as well asadapted, couples and family housing. We offer ensuite and non-ensuite, self-catered and catered accommodations. Students can also choose to live with host families.  

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