SOAS University of London

Doctoral School

September 2019 Application Deadlines

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the VRS or PhD programmes for September 2019 entry as the application deadline has now passed. We will open for applications for September 2020 entry from November 2019.

September 2019 Application Deadlines

The School’s deadline for completed postgraduate research applications (MPhil/PhD and Visiting Research Student (VRS)) for September 2019 entry is 11.59pm, 30 June 2019. However, some Departments have chosen to remain open beyond this deadline for MPhil/PhD applications. Details of specific Departmental deadlines can be found below.

Please be advised, no extensions are permitted beyond the stipulated deadlines.

VRS Programmes

All VRS applications adhere to the School’s closure deadline of 11.59pm 30 June 2019, regardless of Department.

MPhil/PhD Programmes

Closed to all applications after the deadline of 11.59pm, 30 June 2019

The following MPhil/PhD programmes are adhering to the School’s closure deadline of 11.59pm, 30 June 2019 for completed programme applications:

  • Development Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Financial and Management Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • International Development
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Religions
  • Translation Studies

In order to be considered for one of the above MPhil/PhD programmes, your application must:

  • be submitted by 11.59pm, 30 June 2019 AND
  • become complete – including two acceptable references – by 11.59pm, 30 June 2019. Any incomplete applications for the above MPhil/PhD programmes will be withdrawn after this time.
Closed to new applications after the deadline of 11.59pm, 30 June 2019

The following MPhil/PhD programmes are closing to new programme applications from 11.59pm 30 June 2019, but are continuing to consider applications already in the system that become complete by 11.59pm, 15 August 2019:

  • African Languages and Cultures
  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • China and Inner Asia
  • Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
  • Japan and Korea
  • Near and Middle East
  • South Asia
  • South East Asia

In order to be considered for one of the above MPhil/PhD programmes, your application must:

  • be submitted by 11.59pm, 30 June 2019. You will not be able to create or submit a programme application after this time.
  • be deemed complete – including two acceptable references – by 11.59pm, 15 August 2019. Any incomplete applications for the above MPhil/PhD programmes will be withdrawn after this time.
Closed to all applications after 11.59pm, 15 August 2019

The following MPhil/PhD programmes are remaining open to all applications until 11.59pm, 15 August 2019:

  • Development Economics
  • Economics
  • History of Art and Archaeology
  • Politics and International Studies

In order to be considered for one of the above MPhil/PhD programmes, your application must:

  • be submitted by 11.59pm, 15 August 2019 AND
  • become complete – including two acceptable references – by 11.59pm, 15 August 2019. Any incomplete applications for the above MPhil/PhD programmes will be withdrawn after this time.