SOAS University of London


Uniquely combining languages, inter-disciplinary expertise and regional focus, SOAS has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff leading on the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

A vibrant and exciting place to undertake postgraduate study, SOAS offers a rich diversity of teaching and research, which is reflected in the wide range of subjects.

Language entitlement programme

Postgraduate taught students are entitled to free language classes. The language classes are additional to the regular syllabus and are not for credit. Languages normally available from beginners level include Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. For a full list of languages taught at SOAS go to Learn a Language.

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Postgraduate Events


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Postgraduate Prospectus

Postgraduate Applications

Postgraduate Scholarships

PG Degree Programmes

World renowned library

The SOAS Library is one of only five National Research Libraries in the UK and the world's most important academic library for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  The Library attracts international scholars and holds more than 1.5 million items and extensive electronic resources in more than 400 languages.