All Departments offering a research degree at SOAS offer one entry point each academic year, which is in September.
Visiting Research Student (VRS) programmes
As a non-award programme, the Visiting Research Student programmes (all Departments) offer three entry points, in 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:
September Entry Applications - 23.59pm on 30 June (ALL Departments and VRS applications)
January Entry Applications – 23.59pm on 1 October (VRS applications only)
April Entry Applications – 23.59pm on 31st January (VRS applications only)
For September entry please check our September Application Deadlines page for the most up-to-date information for individual Department’s MPhil/PhD programme deadlines.
Please remember that applications submitted on the day of the deadline are unlikely to be considered complete in time as an application must include two confidential references and all supporting documents.