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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

3,085 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 63%
  • Part Time 37%

Domicile

  • UK 47%
  • EU 15%
  • Other 37%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Politics 40 415 455
Law 20 205 230
East & South Asian Studies 35 175 210
Middle Eastern & African Studies 35 155 190
History of Art, Architecture & Design 30 155 185
Anthropology 30 155 185
Economics 40 115 155
Business & Management Studies 10 120 135
Social Policy 0 125 125
Sociology 15 80 95
Communication & Media Studies 15 80 90
Theology & Religious Studies 20 65 90
History 35 45 80
Accounting & Finance 10 70 80
Music 25 40 60
Linguistics 20 30 50
Agriculture & Forestry 0 30 30
Education 0 15 15
English 0 10 10
Geography & Environmental Science 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

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 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 8,785–16,315
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

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.

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 is fitted out with 259 en-suite rooms.