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SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London offers specialist postgraduate programmes; open modules allow a choice of a wide range of subjects. Students gain an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories, developing careers that make a real difference in the world. A research-intensive institution, known for its distinctive regional focus and global relevance, areas of future research include sharing a small planet, and global diplomacy and governance.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,117 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 64%
  • Part Time 36%

Domicile

  • UK 50%
  • EU 14%
  • Other 35%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 65 530 595
Politics 55 465 520
Law 20 225 245
History of Art, Architecture & Design 45 190 230
East & South Asian Studies 25 200 225
Economics 50 150 200
Middle Eastern & African Studies 30 150 185
Anthropology 25 145 170
Theology & Religious Studies 30 90 120
Business & Management Studies 10 95 110
Communication & Media Studies 10 90 100
Accounting & Finance 10 75 85
History 35 45 80
Sociology 20 40 60
Music 25 35 60
Linguistics 15 35 45
Social Policy 0 30 30
Agriculture & Forestry 0 25 25
English 10 10 20
Education 0 5 5
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5
Librarianship & Information Management 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • SOAS offers a diverse range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students.
  • A number of scholarships are also provided by the University of London, the British government and other external organisations.
  • The scholarships at SOAS are distributed through a competitive application process with respect to financial need and/or academic merit.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • SOAS postgraduate students have exclusive access to Paul Robeson House on Pentonville Road, a 20-minute walk from Russell Square.
  • Paul Robeson House offers accommodation for 263 postgraduate SOAS students in en-suite rooms.