SOAS University of London is a public research institute which is situated in London, United Kingdom. It is also a constituent college of the University of London. SOAS was founded in 1916 and comes under the top 25 universities in United Kingdom. The University has affiliations with ACU. The university is being run by nine directors. Till far, the University has produced several government ministers, central bankers, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Supreme Court judges, and various prominent leaders.
Faculty & Departments
The university has three faculties and various academic departments.
Faculty - Arts and Humanities, Languages and Cultures, Law and Social Sciences
Department - Anthropology and Sociology, English Studies, Music, Development Studies, Economics, Finance and Management, Gender Studies, Religions and Philosophies, International Studies and Diplomacy, Law, Politics and International Studies and others
Programs and Degrees
The university offers more than 380 undergraduates, 115 postgraduates, and 800 doctoral programs. SOAS also offers a wide number of distance learning programs in social sciences, humanities and languages.
African Language, History, Economics, English, Development Studies, Japanese, Management, Politics, Persian, Turkish, Study of Religion, Japanese Studies, Tibetan, Turkish, Thai, Geography, French, World Philosophies, International Relations and others
African Politics, Anthropology, Arabic Literature, Chinese Law, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Environmental Law, Finance, Global Digital Cultures, Human Right Law, International Law, Islamic Law, Linguistics, Palestine Studies and others
Anthropology and Sociology, History, Media Studies, Music, Study of Religions, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Film Studies, South East Asia, Japan and Korea, South East Asia and many others
SOAS University of London is a research intensive institution. With the collaborative approach and unique perspectives, the researchers at SOAS always deliver solutions that are beneficial on a global level.
The applicants for undergraduate programs need to apply through UCAS. If applying for the postgraduate program, then the students need to directly apply to SOAS. The applicants can have a look for more information in the postgraduate section. In case, the students who are interested in certificate and diploma courses, there is a separate application form which needs to be filled and submitted at the university.
The campus is full of internationally recognized buildings. For example, Brunei Gallery is known for showcasing the contemporary and historical exhibitions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Apart from it, there is a Japanese Rooftop garden and a library which consist of 1.2 million volumes, manuscripts, rare books and electronic resources. The University is located in central London, just a few steps away from the London Bars, cafes and world famous social and cultural sites.
The SOAS University of London has more than 50 clubs and societies that make the student’s life more interesting and easier. The students can take part in the sports, cultural events or they can join a union of more than 120,000 students of other colleges to participate in wide range of activities and events. The University also has a language center where students can learn new languages.
Only the students belonging to UK and EU are eligible to take a loan from the Student Loan Company. For the postgraduate students, the University offers a wide number of scholarship programs. For more information in relevance to scholarship and awards, the students can have a glance over the scholarship page displayed over the website.
Why to join?
With one of the top teaching institution in London, SOAS is best for learning new languages and gaining knowledge from the vast library. The teaching quality, research excellence, numerous academic opportunities and an exciting campus life attracts students from 133 countries to be part of the university.