SOAS University of London

Why Choose SOAS?


At SOAS, our students engage in robust debate, develop academic rigour, and gain the skills required to be global citizens - who are capable of making an impact in a changing world.

Building on our values of social justice and equality, here you’ll be encouraged to challenge conventional views and to think globally.

  • Global Top 50 for Arts and Humanities (QS 2021)
  • 10 subjects among the world’s top 100 (QS 2021)
  • 6 subjects among the world’s top 50 (QS 2021)
  • Top 20 UK institution for arts and humanities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
  • Part of the University of London.


London is also home to some of the most influential graduate employers you’ll find in the UK - but our alumni also go on to find careers across the globe.

  • Deloitte
  • Clifford Chance
  • UNDP
  • FCO
  • Medicins Sans Frontiers
  • PwC
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • The World Bank
  • Department for International Development
  • World Food Programme
  • Bloomberg
  • KPMG
  • BBC
  • Edelman
  • Wall Street Journal

A unique student experience

We’re one of the most international universities in the UK, with students from over 130 countries who call our central London campus home.

Our wide range of degree combinations are taught by world-class experts, specialising in the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The SOAS Library is one of the world's most important academic libraries and attracts academics from all over the world.

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