SOAS University of London


Study for Postgraduate & Masters Degrees at SOAS

SOAS welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues.

Combining languages, inter-disciplinary expertise and regional focus, SOAS programmes are taught by respected specialists engaged in fieldwork and research, which influences both government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars debate pressing contemporary issues such as human rights, development, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change, and engage in a wide range of global research projects, which are shaping the culture, economics and politics of societies all around the world.

Postgraduate Degree Courses available

Why study at SOAS for your postgraduate degree?

Postgraduate programmes at SOAS are recognisable for their specialist focus and international perspective. Open module options allow students to select modules from a wide range of subjects as part of their degree programme.

A Master’s degree offers a range of benefits: it provides an opportunity to pursue a subject in greater depth; to acquire skills and knowledge in a new subject; to prepare for further research.

Additionally, a Master’s qualification from SOAS prepares you for a career in a complex world.  In a world of shrinking borders, the international expertise of our graduates is highly valued by employers both in the UK and the wider world.  A degree from SOAS prepares you for a career within a global economy and multicultural world.

Learn a Language

All students at SOAS University of London have the option to study a language alongside their degree programme. 

Languages taught at SOAS

We teach an unparalleled range of non-European languages, all of which may be studied without prior knowledge.   Find out more at Languages you can learn at SOAS

Postgraduate Prospectus

Postgraduate Events

PG Degree Programmes

Postgraduate Applications

Postgraduate Scholarships

World renowned library

The SOAS Library is one of only five National Research Libraries in the UK and the world's most important academic library for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Library attracts international scholars and holds more than 1.5 million items and extensive electronic resources in more than 400 languages.


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