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SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

Anthropology, Cultural and Gender Studies
Arts, History and Philsophy
Business and Economics
Development Studies, International Relations and Politics

Our Program

SOAS 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 a vast knowledge and expertise in 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.

We look to tackle the global issues of the world today through the perspective of the most disadvantaged and underrepresented.


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Student Body

  • Total Students

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    6,000 Students
  • Female

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    55% Female
  • Male

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    45% Male


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    54% International with over 135 countries represented.

Clubs & Associations

We have over 100 clubs and societies and are known as a university of Activist see our students union page for more information


A degree from SOAS will further develop your understanding of the world and the global challenges we all face today, with specific focus on violence and conflict, the role of aid, refugees and forced migration, economic development, political relations, environment and cultural influences. Graduates leave with a range of transferable skills, including critical thinking, analytical skills and cultural awareness.

Recent SOAS graduates have been hired by:

  • Amnesty International
  • BBC World Service
  • British Embassy Brussels
  • Deloitte
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for International Development
  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  • Elbus Group
  • Embassy of Japan
  • Financial Times
  • FM Capital Partners
  • Government of Pakistan
  • HM Treasury
  • Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
  • IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Investec
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Overseas Development Institute
  • Oxfam
  • Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Save the Children UK
  • The World Bank
  • Thinking Beyond Borders
  • US Department of State
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • WaterAid

Tuition & Financial Aid

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