SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

How to Apply

You can now apply to begin studying in February 2017 for all programmes (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified people irrespective of nationality and country of residence.

Entry Requirements

See the Entry Requirements page for details on different degrees and entry points

Electronic Applications

Submitting an electronic application is easy. Please complete and submit the CeDEP electronic application form. It is important that you submit your application as early as possible. Once it has been reviewed, you may receive a conditional offer. An unconditional offer will only be made once we have received from you the supporting documentation specified in the conditional offer. We will keep you informed of the process in writing.

If you have not received the acknowledgement from CeDEP within 10 working days, please contact the CeDEP Administration at to ensure your application has been received.

Supporting documentation

For all distance learning programmes we require supporting documentation giving evidence of the following:

  • Full name and date of birth
  • Qualifications (including English language proficiency, where required)

For details about the acceptable forms of evidence, along with information about getting your documents verified, please visit the Documentary evidence for applications page.

It is your responsibility to arrange for all the necessary documentation to be obtained in support of your application. We cannot undertake this on your behalf.

Please note that, if necessary, we reserve the right to verify your qualifications with the relevant awarding body and to request further information from you about your background.

All supporting documentation must be received by the application deadline.

Please send your supporting documents to the following address:

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street
London, WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

Application deadlines

May 2016

Applications are now closed for May 2016.

February 2017

We are now accepting applications for our February 2017 study session. The deadline for applications is 1st November 2016.

Present undergraduates

If you are an undergraduate in the final stage of completing your degree, you are welcome to apply for any of our programmes through the usual application process. If we make you an offer, it will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of your degree. Documentary evidence of your final result will be required. You are responsible for making sure that an official transcript (or a certified copy) is sent to us as soon as possible and before the enrolment deadline. We can only enrol you if you have satisfied the requirements for entry by the start date of the relevant programme.