Do the languages we speak shape the way we think? How will the issues of class, ‘race’, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, representation and religion shape our evolving global society? At SOAS, we are passionate about delving into our rich shared history of development to discover how our minds work and what it means to be human.
Our programmes are taught by world-leading specialists engaged in research grounded in a knowledge of the principal languages and cultures of two thirds of humankind.
Postgraduate Languages and Cultures Degrees
Our research in action
Linguistics research projects range from individual postdoctoral fellowships to large scale projects involving academics in different institutions.
Our latest research focuses on two Bantu languages spoken in the Mara region of Tanzania: Ngoreme and Simbiti. These languages are both under-described and our current state of knowledge comes about through broader comparative work being carried out in the region.