Global Liberal Arts Undergraduate Study

The BA degrees in Global Liberal Arts at SOAS are for ambitious, intellectually curious students who don’t want to be tied down to traditional single disciplines. It’s a carefully structured inter-disciplinary programme which allows you 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. Each year you will take a module from four different tracks.

Skills and methods modules teach critical thinking, project design, and research methods. The global track considers the world as a whole, from particular disciplinary perspectives. The regional track allows you to focus on particular parts of the world, which the fourth track complements with the study of a language.

The BA in Global Liberal Arts will give you the perspective, in-depth knowledge, and critical skills that are so highly valued by a wide range of blue chip employers in the public, private and third sectors.

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

Graduate Destinations

Students leave SOAS with the ability to think critically and with well-honed skills in analysis – and this, coupled with the strong sense of social justice our students are well known for – is why 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 around the world


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