SOAS University of London

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Introducing the School of Arts

Facts and figures

30
full time academic staff, the School of Arts is a unique concentration of experts on the arts and cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Teaching

  • With more than 30 full time academic staff, the School of Arts is a unique concentration of experts on the arts and cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • The School has almost 700 students on its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses. It offers disciplinary-specific degrees in contemporary and historical arts as well as innovative cross-disciplinary programmes combining art, archaeology, music and media.
  • A range of scholarships is available for students wishing to study in the School

Research

  • The outstanding quality of the School of Arts’ research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Department of Music’s research outputs were rated the best in the country and the Department of History of Art and Archaeology’s were placed fourth. More than 80% of research outputs were judged world-leading or internationally excellent
SOAS hosts award-winning artists for annual music summer school

SOAS University of London’s renowned music summer school starts next week offering an array of workshops, taster sessions and master classes. From the sacred rhythms and chants of Afro-Cuban Santeria to studying the Indian tabla drums - the backbone of Classical Indian music - students can take their pick from a range of four-day courses this summer.