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Department of Politics and International Studies

Student Profiles

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

Ingrida Kerusauskaite

BA Development Studies and Politics

Ingrida Kerusauskaite

SOAS is a unique University that combines both academic excellence and a vibrant, active and innovative student body.

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


Marietta Georgia Angeli

BA Economics and Politics

Marietta Georgia Angeli: BA Economics and Politics

SOAS has a unique focus on Asia and Africa and enables you to study with people who are so different to you but share your interests

Joe Buckley

BA Politics

Joe Buckley: BA Politics

I love coming into SOAS every day, because I never know what I’ll find or who I’ll end up having a conversation with in the bar


Benita Ngere

BA Politics and Economics

Benita Ngere

SOAS is a World class organisation, with not only state of art teaching facilities but also a wide ranging mix of students, ranging from various parts of the globe

Charles Beard

MSc Middle East Politics

Male Outline

SOAS gave me the skills necessary to achieve what I have.


Christine Wright

MSc International Politics (Middle East)

Female Outline

I think the key factors that helped me get the jobs were my degree choice, prior experience and my language skills.

Daniel Norfolk

MSc African Politics

Daniel Norfolk

SOAS has provided me with extremely useful tools for this new direction.


Erwin Tadiar

BA Economics and Politics

Erwin Tadiar

My time at SOAS helped deepen my appreciation and respect for other cultures and also fired an interest in languages.

Henk Veldman

MSc African Politics

Male Outline

It was a great time and I met a lot of interesting people. [SOAS] made me understand a little bit better how Africa works.


Jennifer Elinow

MSc Middle East Politics and History

Female Outline

Studying Middle Eastern politics and governmental affairs at SOAS was a key point in obtaining the job.

Jennifer Riddell

BA Politics and History, MA History

Jennifer Riddell

Graduating from SOAS set me apart when I was applying for jobs.


Jonathan Tench

MSc African Politics

Male Outline

SOAS was crucial to my career development. I would not be in my role today if it wasn't for the knowledge I gained on international development and politics.

Lanre Akinola

BA Politics

Lanre Akinola

SOAS is the ideal place for people interested in emerging market geographies.


Luke Massey

MSc International Politics

Luke Massey

SOAS is a great place to learn about and discuss politics, and I owe a lot to some inspiring lecturers and students.

Samantha Sultoon

MSc Middle East Politics

Female Outline

I was told that the time that I spent in the region, along with my language skills, were significant factors in helping me to secure this role.


Samantha Sultoon

MSc Middle East Politics

Female Outline

I was told that the time that I spent in the region, along with my language skills, were significant factors in helping me to secure this role.

Mariam Iqbal

BA Economics and Politics

Mariam Iqbal

If I were to summarise SOAS in one sentence it would be that it is a great place to prepare me for the future.


Osman Diallo

MSc State, Society and Development

Osman Diallo

SOAS is the place to be

Judith Nubold

MSc Middle East Politics

Judith Nubold

It is the unique SOAS community that makes studying here so special


Michael Sinacore, Boston College

Study Year Abroad

Mike Sinacore

Living in Dinwiddy was amazing. My flatmates were all very welcoming. Because of them, I feel like I got a full British experience