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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.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,225
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 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.