SOAS University of London

Doctoral School

Entry points

September entry

The majority of Departments offering a research degree at SOAS only have one entry point each academic year, which is in September.

September, January and April entry

The School of Finance and Management is the only MPhil/PhD programme to have three entry points, in September, January and April.

Visiting Research Students (all Departments) also have three entry points of September, January and April.  

Deadlines for applications

The School's deadlines for receipt of a complete application (including submission of supporting documentation and confidential references) are as follows:

January Entry Applications – 23.59pm on 11th October (School of Finance and Management and VRS applications only)
April Entry Applications – 23.59pm on 31st January (School of Finance and Management and VRS applications only)
September Entry Applications - 23.59pm on 30 June (ALL Departments and VRS applications)

For September entry please check our September Application Deadlines page for the most up-to-date information for the MPhil/PhD programme deadlines.