SOAS programmes are taught by respected specialists engaged in fieldwork and research, which influences both government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe.
SOAS students are encouraged to develop a truly global outlook, and taking subjects such as Law, Development Studies, Politics, Economics and Religious Studies allow SOAS students to shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges in society.
All SOAS courses provide students with an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories.
SOAS’ specialism in Africa, Asia and the Middle East offers students the chance to study over 50 non-European languages or regionally focused courses within traditional academic disciplines.
Small group teaching remains an important feature of study at SOAS – its student-staff ratio (11:1) is one of the best in the UK.
A SOAS student is typically passionate about their subject; opts to learn a second language; loves to learn, to travel, to be surprised; and is interested and engaged with the world around them.