Study History of Art and Archaeology

From performance masquerade in West Africa to the visual cultures of China and Japan; the archaeology of Morocco and Ethiopia to the temples of South East Asia; and from the sophisticated book cultures of South Asia and the Middle East to questions of identity in museums, our programmes cover a plurality of themes and theoretical approaches, providing extensive coverage of the arts, archaeology, architecture and material culture of Asia, Africa and the Middle East from ancient times to the present day.

Undergraduate Degrees

1st in London

1st in London for Teaching – SOAS University of London, National Student Survey 2016

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.

  • Audit Commission
  • Bank of America
  • BBC
  • Campaign Against Climate Change
  • China Media Centre
  • Citizens UK
  • HelpAge International
  • House of Lords
  • International Fund Investment
  • Oxfam
  • Tesla Motors
  • The Publicist Group
  • Transnational Crisis Project
  • TSL Education
  • UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Class of 2016: Six months after completing their studies

In work 30%
In study 55%
Other 15%

SOAS alumni around the world

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