SOAS has a long tradition of training future academics, linguists and leaders for the fields of Oriental, African and Middle Eastern cultures.
Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts
Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:
BA History of Art/Archaeology and Tibetan
When I heard about SOAS I immediately knew it was the school for me.
MA History of Art and Archaeology (Near & Middle East & South East Asia)
The insight provided, knowledge delivered and understanding transmitted during lectures, seminars and conferences at SOAS is impressive and requires real personal involvement in the topics.
MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East
Studying Islamic Art History at SOAS has been one of the most engrossing, pleasurable and rewarding pursuits I have undertaken.The SOAS academics I encountered are exemplary. Their scholarship, first hand experiences and enthralling anecdotes brought their subjects to life. Within this rich and rigorous environment, also supported by access to other SOAS departments and the numerous co-curricular resources available in London, it is inevitable that students strive for excellence.
SOAS is a vibrant place filled with diversity.
The UK and especially London is a great place to study. SOAS in particular offers a warm and hearty atmosphere with the opportunity to study at a renowned university and get to know people from everywhere in the world.
BA History of Art and Archaeology
My initial impression of SOAS was that it was extraordinarily different. I used to describe it as the ‘United Nations’ to friends and family, because of its diversity.