SOAS University of London
- Undergraduate Students
- International Students
- As a unique institution specialising in the study of Asia and Africa, SOAS is a vibrant and exciting place to undertake postgraduate study.
- Students can choose from almost 200 postgraduate programmes (taught and distance learning) in the social sciences, humanities and languages with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance, taught by world-renowned teachers in specialist faculties.
- SOAS also offers an excellent range of research opportunities for students considering undertaking a PhD or MPhil degree.
What do Postgraduate Students Study?
- We have a wide array of Masters options in Law, Social Sciences, the Arts, Humanities, Languages and Area Studies.
The 2,890 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Mode of study
- Full Time 67%
- Part Time 33%
- UK 44%
- EU 19%
- Other 38%
Numbers of Students by Subject Area
|Historical & philosophical studies||101||236||337|
|Business & administrative studies||25||185||210|
|Mass communications & documentation||25||64||89|
|Creative arts & design||24||42||66|
|Agriculture & related subjects||0||3||3|
Type of Qualification:
Postgraduate Fees and Funding
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|
Bursaries and Scholarships
- SOAS offers a wide-range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students undertaking our degree programmes. 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 students have exclusive access to two residences – Dinwiddy House and Paul Robeson House – located on Pentonville Road adjacent to Vernon Square and a 20-minute walk from Russell Square. Paul Robeson House is a postgraduate residence and has 259 en-suite rooms.
Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students
Masters level students
- SOAS provides a range of student support services for students at all levels including a dedicated careers service, student advice and well-being team; as well as student support officers in each department.
- Each student is also assigned an academic advisor. An Academic Advisor is a current SOAS academic and will support you towards reaching your academic goals.
Research (PhD/MPhil) students
- The SOAS Doctoral School is both a place where research students work and meet, and an organization with oversight of the SOAS research student experience.
- We have a dedicated postgraduate research training co-ordinator. This enables us to support students to develop a broad and balanced research skills profile.
- SOAS is also part of the Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network (BPSN), sharing training opportunities with other participating institutions of the network including UCL, LSE, and King's College London.