SOAS seemed distinct from other universities that I looked into, and I liked that it was a more specialised university, in the heart of London. Along with the compulsory units, there is a wide variety of options on offer so that you can tailor your learning to reflect your own academic interests.
The law course here is unique in that it takes a much more comparative approach. For example, not only do you study the British legal system, you get the opportunity to look at the legal systems of Asia and Africa, so ensuring that your studies provide you with a very global understanding of the law. Moreover, lecturers are fantastic in guiding you through the course, providing continuous support and encouragement at every stage.
From lecturers to your fellow students, the University as a whole is so welcoming and you’re instantly immersed into all that it has to offer. There is always so much going on and despite being a smaller university, every inch of the campus is always buzzing with activity. At SOAS, you don’t just feel like a number helping to pad out a year group – you’re seen as an individual whose views and opinions matter.
SOAS has a wonderful environment that encourages you to learn everywhere you go and from everyone you meet. There are always events and lectures taking place, covering social, cultural and academic interests. No matter how niche your interests may be, there is something for everyone to get involved with!