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SOAS University of Londonn

Key Information

Rank 44th Location United Kingdom Established 1916 International Students 5500
Famous Courses BSc (Hons), MMath, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSci, MChem, MComp, BEng (Hons), MEng, LLB (Hons), MPhys, MSc, LLM, MBA, MA, MSc, MRes, PGCE, PGCert, PGDip International Fees 16,575 GBP

SOAS University of London

SOAS University of LondonSOAS University of London is a constituent college of the federal University of London and is a public research university in London, England. SOAS was founded in 1916 and is located in the Bloomsbury neighbourhood of central London.

SOAS University of London, located in the heart of central London, encourages students to question traditional thinking. SOAS is known for its distinctive courses relating to Asia, Africa, the Near East, and the Middle East, and it specialises in the arts, humanities, languages, cultures, law, and social sciences from a global perspective. Anthropology, Development, Languages, Finance, Law, and Politics are among the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offered by the institution, which are all taught by world-class professionals.

Over 40% of undergraduate programmes include a year abroad, allowing students to immerse themselves in the culture and language of our expert regions. Around 45% of undergraduates choose to study a second language and spend their third year at one of SOAS' numerous partner universities in Africa, Asia, and the Near and Middle East.

Where you study could have a significant impact on your life path. You will be able to define your own path at SOAS. You'll meet students from over 135 countries as part of a global school, and you'll get new views, fresh insights into the difficulties we face throughout the world, and a new sense of direction.

Service For International Students

SOAS has one of the highest proportions of international students in the world, with over 6,000 students — five times the UK national average. It can be intimidating to study in a foreign nation, but SOAS tries to make it as fun as possible. A special welcome day for international students is held at the start of the autumn semester, and assistance is available from the moment you arrive.

All students can receive free, independent advice on immigration and visas, as well as money and perks. In addition to the services provided through Student Advice and Wellbeing, the Students' Union has a dedicated International Officer who can provide personal assistance. International students can also join International Students House for free, which offers a gathering place, events, and activities for students from all cultural backgrounds.

Ranking

According to the 2019 National Student Survey, 84.9 percent of SOAS students were satisfied with their education, which is significantly higher than the national average. Furthermore, the university has received high marks in recent rankings:

  • 33rd in the Times University Guide 2022
  • Silver ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Global Top 50 for Arts and Humanities (Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2021)

In the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2021, the top subjects are:

  • Research on Development (5th in the world)
  • Anthropology  (16th in the world)
  • Politics (21st in the world)
  • History  (45th in the world)

Accommodation

SOAS has two exclusive halls of residence, both of which are located 20 minutes from the main campus and offer catered or self-catered rooms. Students from SOAS can also live in University of London intercollegiate halls, where they will have the option to mix with students from other London universities. SOAS can also assist students in finding privately rented housing, as well as checking contracts and providing housing support. Family-friendly studios and flats are provided within the SOAS halls of residence for students with families or partners.

Location

The main campus of SOAS (Russell Square) is in Bloomsbury, a central London neighbourhood notable for its variety of gardened squares and literary ties. The SOAS campus is cosmopolitan and lively, surrounded by other world-famous institutions and adjacent to the spectacular Senate House Library. SOAS is well-positioned for students to enjoy London's cultural offers, as it is only a five-minute walk from the British Museum and has its own exhibition space, the Brunei Gallery. The campus is conveniently positioned near various train, subway, and bus stations around London.

Alumni

  • Sultan Salahuddin, King of Malaysia
  • Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, Former Vice President of  Madives
  • Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
  • Bisher Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of Jordan
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Course

Under graduate

  • BA Politics and ... (combined degree)
  • BA Arabic and... (a discipline)
  • BA Japanese and... (combined degree)
  • BA Korean and... (combined degree) [2021 entry]
  • BA ... and French [2021 entry]
  • BA Economics and ... [2021]

Post graduate

  • MSc/PGDip/PGCert Climate Change and Development
  • MA Muslim Minorities in a Global Context
  • MSc Finance (Financial Sector Management)
  • MSc Finance and Financial Law | CeFiMS
  • MSc Finance (Economic Policy) | CeFiMS
  • MSc International Development (Online)

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Intake

The following dates of the session of 2021-22 have been reported by the official academic calendar uploaded on SOAS University of London's website.

EVENTS DATES
Term 1 September 27 to December 17, 2021
Reading Week November 8 to 12, 2021
Christmas Vacation December 24, 2021 to January 03, 2022
Term 2 January 10 to March 25, 2022
Reading Week February 14 to 18, 2022
Easter Break April 14 to 18, 2022
Term 3 April 25 to June 17, ,2022

Scholarship

Only 'Home fees' applicants from the United Kingdom are eligible. Holding an unconditional or conditional offer for full-time Postgraduate Taught (on campus) programmes; part-time programmes are not eligible. Academic merit and work experience are taken into consideration.
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