SOAS University of London

Africa Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Student Profiles

Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:

Katalin Kovacs

BA African Studies and Development Studies

Katalin Kovacs

To be here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I can develop my academic skills and grow personally. My studies have been exciting and rewarding.

Nuren Sherali Parpia

BA Development Studies and Africa

Nuren Sherali-Parpia

SOAS provides students with plenty of flexibility to explore their talents and discover new ones


Kemi Oyewole, Spelman College

Study Abroad Programme

Kemi Oyewole

There are numerous academic resources if you need support and even more social events. It seems every country in the world is represented in the UK, so it is a true global experience!

Karoline Tufte Lien, University of Oslo

Study Abroad Programme

Karoline Lien

SOAS is a great school to have on your resumé. There is so much to see and experience in a multicultural city like London, you might not even want to leave.


Milo Gough

MA African Studies

Gough Milo - African Studies

The Travelling Africa course took me on a journey across the African continent from Cape Town to Cairo, via Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan and everywhere in between.

Tom Jelpke

BA African Languages and Cultures

AFR - UG - 2014 - Tom Jelpke - BA African Languages and Cultures - images 186,240,56,165

I knew as soon as I visited SOAS that it was the place for me.


Olivia Ayorinde John

MA African Studies

AFR - PG - 2016 - Olivia Ayorinde John - MA African Studies - 240,186,165,56 images

My tutors approach their subjects from unconventional perspectives, always searching for the truth.