SOAS University of London

Elizabeth Kelly

Studying Islamic Art History at SOAS has been one of the most engrossing, pleasurable and rewarding pursuits I have undertaken.The SOAS academics I encountered are exemplary. Their scholarship, first hand experiences and enthralling anecdotes brought their subjects to life. Within this rich and rigorous environment, also supported by access to other SOAS departments and the numerous co-curricular resources available in London, it is inevitable that students strive for excellence.

MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East

Studying Islamic Art History at SOAS has been one of the most engrossing, pleasurable and rewarding pursuits I have undertaken.

Decades after my foray into Fine Arts, I have completed a near circle studying the History of Art, made all the more pertinent through travel, family, employment and expatriate living. I was one of the fortunate 30% of SOAS Post Graduate Diploma students, who go onto Master programmes at SOAS.

The SOAS academics I encountered are exemplary. Their scholarship, first hand experiences and enthralling anecdotes brought their subjects to life. Within this rich and rigorous environment, also supported by access to other SOAS departments and the numerous co-curricular resources available in London, it is inevitable that students strive for excellence.

Through studying at SOAS I have developed a passion for research. Islamic objects of art are enigmatic. As their existence unfolds, their place in the world’s history sparkles into life. Further research requires learning the relevant languages. SOAS is the perfect place for continuing my education and I would highly recommend it to others.