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.
- Anthropology and Sociology
- China and Inner Asia
- Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
- Development Studies
- Film Studies
- Financial and Management Studies
- Gender Studies
- History of Art and Archaeology
- International Studies and Diplomacy
- Japan and Korea
- Media Studies
- Near and Middle East
- Politics and International Studies
- Religions and Philosophies
- South Asia
- South East Asia
- Taiwan Studies
- Translation Studies
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.