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

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

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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