SOAS is among the most respected in the field of social and cultural anthropology in the UK. Fieldwork and research directly feed into our programmes, which means they are constantly evolving and remain world-relevant.
Our community of staff are committed to making an impact on the world outside of academia — on law and government, in the arts and on public media – and this is also true of our alumni, many of whom go on to find employment with non-governmental organisations, charities, national governments and social enterprises throughout the world.
Our research in action
Our research has significant influence on policy, through multiple interactions with international development agencies, NGO networks, museums and galleries, and UK asylum and law-making systems.
A woman in a Tangail village prepares threads before weaving Jamdani, a traditional art designated by UNESCO as an ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ Credit: Farid Ahmed, SOAS Photography Competition 2014