A vibrant and exciting place to undertake study, SOAS has a tradition of pioneering innovative new degree programmes in the arts and humanities, languages and cultures, and law and social sciences, offering more than 350 undergraduate degree combinations and 115 postgraduate programmes, many of which are not available elsewhere in the UK.
The rich diversity of teaching and research is reflected in the wide range of subjects, which include:
• Anthropology and Sociology
• China and Inner Asia
• Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
• Development Studies
• Film Studies
• Financial and Management Studies
• Gender Studies
• History of Art and Archaeology
• International Studies and Diplomacy
• Japan and Korea
• Media Studies
• Near and Middle East
• Politics and International Studies
• Religions and Philosophies
• South Asia
• South East Asia
• Taiwan Studies
• Translation Studies
In addition to their course, all students can learn a language under SOAS’ Language Entitlement Programme. Languages normally available from beginners level include Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu.
All subjects are supported by the SOAS Library, which is one of only five National Research Libraries in the UK and one of the world’s most important academic library for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with more than 1.5 million items and extensive electronic resources in more than 400 languages.