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SOAS University of London

Thornhaugh Street Russell Square London View map
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Founded 100 years ago, has produced groundbreaking research shaping policy, politics and discourse in the fields of human rights, development, law and religion, to name a few.

at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as distance learning, foundation degrees and summer school.

An international campus in the heart of London
With 130 nationalities represented on campus, SOAS is one of the most international universities in the world, with the proportion of international students around five times the global average, according to the QS World University Tops® 2018.

Studying here means having the chance to visit international galleries, see musicals, opera, plays, and explore London’s vibrant nightlife. With all this on your doorstep, the British capital offers an unparalleled student experience. , SOAS is within walking distance of the British Museum, British Library, Regent’s Park, the West End and a cluster of other London universities.

Profiling the SOAS student
The SOAS student is passionate about her field, happy to learn a second language and most of all seeks to engage with multiple perspectives to shatter preconceptions and prejudice. SOAS has a reputation for really breaking the mould when it comes to encouraging independent thought, debate and individuality among students.

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Programs available

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Arts & Humanities

Life Sciences & Medicine

Social Sciences & Management

University Highlights

Total students - 4,821


International students - 2,414


Total faculty staff - 462


Total students - 4,821


International students - 2,414


Total faculty staff - 462


Undergraduate Program

12,000 - 14,000
22,000 - 24,000

Postgraduate Program

14,000 - 16,000
26,000 - 28,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.