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 situated in the heart of London in historic Bloomsbury. We are a friendly and vibrant community with over half our students coming from outside the UK, making us one of the most international universities in the world.
In the 2018 QS World University Rankings four subject areas across a broad range of disciplines ranked amongst the world’s top 25.
We offer over 150 Master’s and 350 Undergraduate degrees including Law, Politics, International Relations, Economics, Finance and Management, Development Studies, History, Media, Art, Philosophy/Religions, Area Studies and Islamic Studies among others. We teach over 50 languages of Asia and Africa including Indonesian as well as other South East Asian languages.
In addition, the IFCELS department offers foundation, pre-master’s and academic English programmes with more than 30 years’ experience of preparing students for university study in the UK. All teaching takes place on the SOAS central London campus and students are full members of the university.
As a global academic base SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain some of the most challenging issues facing the world today. Our staff and students alike seek to ask the big questions and challenge conventional thinking.