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Department of the Study of Religions

Study of Religions Student Profiles

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

Carl Eoghain Cooper

BA Study of Religions

Carl Eoghain Cooper

The degree program is quite challenging and stimulating and makes me constantly reassess my preconceptions and look at issues from points of view that I had never considered before and I’m developing my skills.

Dong-Kyung Lee, Korea University

Study Year Abroad

Dong-Kung Lee

My experience here of studying Buddhism and Taoism was highly inspiring


Qingniao Li
Qingniao Li

Studying Buddhism at SOAS is certainly an enjoyable journey full of enlightenment and encouragement.

Anna Malzy

BA Study of Religions

Anna Malzy

SOAS is all about the people! If ever I get frustrated with my studies I remember that I have met some of the most brilliant, funny and inspiring people through being here.


Simon Perfect

MA Religions of Asia and Africa

Simon Perfect

The Study of Religions department offers the perfect combination of unparalleled breadth of modules with excellent teaching by leading academics.

Sue Roach

PhD Buddhist Studies

Sue Roach

I would describe my time at SOAS as some of the happiest years of my life.


Shiao Fen Rachel Tsai
Shiao Fen Rachel Tsai

Above all, what really makes the whole experience of studying in the program so enriching is the quality teaching. It is the people that make SOAS a world-class academic institution.

Meng Wang

MA Religions of Asia and Africa: Buddhism pathway

Meng Wang

The multilingual culture and great diversity at SOAS makes it a unique place to study.


Tessa Watt
Tessa Watt

The course has been beautifully structured so that all the modules interlink and complement each other.