BA Development Studies and Politics
SOAS is a unique University that combines both academic excellence and a vibrant, active and innovative student body.
SOAS provides in-depth academic knowledge of the studies field, and numerous opportunities to practically apply the skills: to organise fund raising events for charities, get involved in the 115 or so active societies and eventually participate in development projects all around the world. The frequent seminars organised by the Politics and Development departments provide exceptional opportunities to interact with leading academics, and to get acquainted with a broad range of academic works, as well as international organisations’ structure and projects.
The University also provides a rare opportunity to learn and practice foreign languages. I have been able to practice my Chinese, Spanish and Arabic with other foreign students, as well as use the languages in short-term voluntary interpretation work placements offered by various SOAS societies.