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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Student Profiles

Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:

Katalin Kovacs

BA African Studies and Development Studies

Katalin Kovacs

To be here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I can develop my academic skills and grow personally. My studies have been exciting and rewarding.

Nuren Sherali Parpia

BA Development Studies and Africa

Nuren Sherali-Parpia

SOAS provides students with plenty of flexibility to explore their talents and discover new ones.


Kemi Oyewole, Spelman College

Study Year Abroad

Kemi Oyewole

There are numerous academic resources if you need support and even more social events. It seems every country in the world is represented in the UK, so it is a true global experience!

Karoline Tufte Lien, University of Oslo

Study Year Abroad

Karoline Lien

SOAS is a great school to have on your resumé. There is so much to see and experience in a multicultural city like London, you might not even want to leave.