Student Accommodation

  • SOAS postgraduate students have exclusive access to Paul Robeson House on Pentonville Road, a 20-minute walk from Russell Square. 
  • Paul Robeson House is fitted out with 259 en-suite rooms.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £10,470
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • SOAS offers a wide-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. The range of scholarships is diverse – some support students from specific countries or a group of countries, while others focus on particular courses of study or research.


  • SOAS is research-intensive institution with more than 400 specialist academics who seek, through their research, to make a positive impact on societies and cultures in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • These same opportunities are extended to its postgraduate research community.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

2,851 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 60%
  • Part Time 40%


  • UK 44%
  • EU 16%
  • Other 39%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social studies 200 1190 1390
Languages 135 355 490
Historical & philosophical studies 100 235 335
Law 35 265 295
Business & administrative studies 25 185 210
Mass communications & documentation 25 65 90
Creative arts & design 25 40 65
Education 0 15 15
Agriculture & related subjects 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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