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Department of History

Student Profiles

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

Stephanie Koch

BA Mandarin Chinese & History

Stephanie Koch

I came to study at SOAS because of its good reputation in Mandarin Chinese.

Jack Lord

PhD History

Jack Lord

If you are interested in a truly global history, then SOAS is the place to study.


Aiysha Kazi

BA History

Aiysha Kazi: BA History

Studying History at the SOAS has been fantastic.

Amrit Kaur Lohia

BA History

Amrit Kaur Lohia

SOAS is unique but incredibly inclusive.


Farkhanda Mohiyuddin

BA Persian and History

Farkhanda Mohiyuddin

University experience in SOAS is truly a colourful and unique experience. No other University comes close.

Mysa Kafil-Hussain

BA Arabic and History

Mysa Kafil Hussain

From the moment I first stepped into the SOAS gates, I thought ‘wow this place is different’, with a big gulp in my throat.


Soumaya Tidjani

BA Politics and History

Soumaya Tidjani

Having now experienced SOAS life, I can say there really is no other place quite like it

Ross Adkin

BA Nepali and History

Ross Adkin

SOAS is the only institution in the UK to offer Nepali as a BA, and the opportunities to study the history of South Asia are unparalleled anywhere else


Soohyun Nam, Waseda University

Study Year Abroad

Soohyun Nam

I chose SOAS because of its uniqueness. Academically and socially SOAS has a very unique environment

Simge Erdogan, Boğaziçi University

Study Year Abroad

HI-Simge Erdogan

SOAS is more than a university, it is a lifestyle. Every moment I spent at SOAS was a memory and every memory at SOAS was unforgettable.


Suzanne Jacobson, Hamilton College
Suzanne Jacobson

It’s important to remember that your time here is limited and that you should take advantage of all of the opportunities that this experience has to offer, whether it’s meeting new people, wandering the streets, visiting a museum, or travelling to new countries.