Global Liberal Arts Undergraduate Study

The BA in Global Liberal Arts at SOAS is broad but rigorous. Designed for highly-motivated students who wish to explore a range of subjects from arts and humanities, to languages and social sciences.

It will give you a sophisticated understanding of the world as a whole, expert knowledge of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and the skills you need to succeed in your future career.

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The BA in Global Liberal Arts at SOAS is broad but rigorous, for highly-motivated students who wish to explore a range of subjects from arts and humanities to languages and social sciences.

Course profile

Prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students take modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency.

Course profile

Graduate Destinations

Global Liberal Arts students leave SOAS with a broad range of adaptable and flexible skills needed in the rapidly changing world of work. Graduates will find a wide range of professions open to them, including business, charities, the civil service, consultancy, the creative industries, education, finance, government, journalism, law, PR, marketing, and publishing.

This, coupled with the strong sense of social justice that our students are well known for – is why our SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference. Examples are given from the past two years destinations:

  • Abner Stein Literary Agency
  • Amnesty International
  • BBC
  • British Library
  • HSBC
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • KPMG
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus
  • Oriental and African Strategic Investment Services Limited
  • Prisoners of Conscience
  • Salusbury World Refugee Centre
  • Social Action for Health
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • UK Government Stabilisation Unit

Class of 2016: Six months after completing their studies

In work 46%
In study 39%
Other 15%

SOAS alumni and students around the world

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