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SOAS, University of London

London, City of - United Kingdom

Overview

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

On the one hand, this means that SOAS scholars grapple with pressing issues - democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change - confronting two-thirds of humankind  while at the same time remaining guardians of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK.

This makes SOAS synonymous with intellectual enquiry and achievement. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for London. We live in a world of shrinking borders and of economic and technological simultaneity. Yet it is also a world in which difference and regionalism present themselves acutely. It is a world that SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain.

Our academic focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes us an indispensable interpreter in a complex world.

SOAS, University of London at a glance:

89% Satisfied

SOAS is above the national average for student satisfaction at 89% (National student survey 2013).

133 Countries

SOAS has more than 5,000 students from 133 countries on campus, and just over 50% per cent of them are from outside the UK. In addition, about 3,600 students around the world are taking one our distance learning programmes.Equal Split

There is a roughly equal split between undergraduates (55%) and postgraduates (45%).

Mature Students

24% of undergraduates are over 21 when they start their course.

350 Combinations

More than 350 undergraduate degree combinations are available in social sciences, arts, humanities and languages, all with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance. And over 115 postgraduate programmes.

Languages

SOAS offers an unparalleled range of non-European languages, all of which may be studied without prior knowledge. The school was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2009 for the excellence, breadth and depth of its language teaching.

Opportunity

More than forty per cent of our undergraduate degree programmes offer the opportunity to spend a year studying in another country.

300 Academics

SOAS has the largest concentration of specialist staff (300+ academics) concerned with the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East at any university in the world.

National Leader

In the Research Assessment Exercise of 2008, more than 85 per cent of our submissions were ranked at either the highest grade of 4* (world-leading quality), 3* (internationally excellent) or 2* (recognised internationally).

11.3:1 Ratio

Small-group teaching remains an important feature of study at SOAS – our student-staff ratio (11.3:1) is one of the best in the UK.

Over 115 Postgraduate Programmes

SOAS has over 115 postgraduate programmes taught on campus and a wide range of degrees, certificates and diplomas taught by distance learning, in the social sciences, humanities and languages, with a distinctive regional focus and global relevance.

Resources

The SOAS Library – recently refurbished – has more than 1.5 million items and extensive electronic resources for the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and attracts scholars from all around the world.

 


Faculties

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Anthropology and Sociology

History of Art and Archaeology

History

Music

Study of Religions

School of Arts

Faculty of Languages and Cultures

Africa

China and Inner Asia

Japan & Korea

Language Centre

Linguistics

Near and Middle East

South Asia

South East Asia

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Development Studies

Economics

Financial & Management Studies

Law

Politics and International Studies


English Requirements

IELTS: Overall 7+ with at least 6.5  in all sub scores


Scholarships

For detailed information please contact university.


Tution Fee

Undergraduate

Programme

Full-Time

UK/EU
Students

Overseas
Students

BA, BSc, LLB

9,000

15,320

BA, BSc, LLB - Pre 2012 entrants*

3,465

15,320

BA, BSc, LLB -language year abroad and outgoing Erasmus

1,350

7,660

BA, BSc, LLB -language year abroad -  (Pre 2012 entrants)

1,725

7,660

Degree students re-taking up to 2.5 courses - per unit

2,250

3,830

Degree students re-taking up to 2.5 courses - per unit (Pre 2012 entrants)

866

3,830

 

Associate Students taking 3 or more course units

9,000

15,320

Associate Students taking up to 2.5 course units per unit

2,250

3,830

 

Study Abroad Programme at SOAS:

September to June

9,000

15,320

September to December

4,500

7,660

January to June

5,400

9,190

 

Programme

Full-time

Part-time 2 Years

Part-time 3 Years

UK/EU
Students

Overseas
Students

UK/EU
Students

Overseas
Students

UK/EU
Students

Overseas
Students

Certificate in Comparative Law; Certificate in Politics and International Studies

5,745

15,320

2,873

7,660

1,916

5,110

Graduate Diploma in Economics

5,745

15,320

2,873

7,660

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-

Other Certificates

9,000

15,320

4,500

7,660

3,000

5,110

Postgraduate 

International Management, Finance and Financial Law 

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
7,015 16,075 3,510 8,040 2,337 5,360

Economics (including Finance and Development; Development Economics; and Political Economy of Development); 

Politics (including State, Society and Development); MRes Politics with Language (2 Years full-time only, fees change per year)

Full-time  Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years 
UK/EU Students Overseas Students UK/EU Students Overseas Students UK/EU Students Overseas Students
9,360 16,075 4,680 8,040 3,120 5,360

Anthropology (including Social Anthropology of Development; Migration and Diaspora; Anthropology of Media) 

Full Time Part Time 2 Years Part Time 3 Years
UK/EU Students Overseas Students UK/EU Students Overseas Students UK/EU Students Overseas Students
7,350 16,275 3,675 8,140 2,450 5,425

Global Cinemas/Media, Critical Media (including Film and History in Media; Media in Development; Media and the Middle East)

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
7,015 15,320 3,510 7,660 2,337 5,110

International Studies and Diplomacy; Globalisation and Multinational Corporations; (Globalisation and Corporate Development); Global Energy and Climate Policy

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
14,585 14,585 7,293 7,293 4,863 4,863

Development Studies (including Central Asia; Violence, Conflict and Development; Migration, Mobility and Development; Globalisation and Development; Research for International Development; Labour, Social Movements and Development)

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
9,360 16,075 4,680 8,040 3,120 5,360

Law (including Dispute and Conflict Resolution; Environmental Law and Sustainable Development; Law, Development and Globalisation; International and Comparative Legal Studies) including £350 Pre-Sessional Fee

Continuing students please see the Protected Fee Schedule 2014/15

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
9,710 16,425 5,030 8,390 3,560 5,710

LLM

  Full-time

Part-time 

2 Years

Part-time 

3 Years

Part-time 

4 Years

UK/EU
Students
9,360 4,680 3,120 2,340
Overseas
Students
16,075 8,040 5,360 4,020

History; Historical Research Methods; Theory and Practice of Translation

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
7,350 15,320 3,675 7,660 2,450 5,110

All Other MAs and subject areas not listed above (including MA Music in Development; History of Art and Archaeology; Global Creative and Cultural Industries; Postcolonial Studies; 2 year full-time programmes including intensive language); MMus

Full-time Part-time 2 Years Part-time 3 Years
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
UK/EU
Students
Overseas
Students
6,600 15,320 3,300 7,660 2,200 5,110