History Undergraduate Study

From the Crusades to the contemporary Middle East; 14th century indigenous warfare to 20th century Islam in South East Asia; slavery to Muslim societies in West Africa; and modern China to modern Japan, History at SOAS offers its students a unique window on the world in order to develop your understanding of the fascinating histories relating to Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Our research informs and enhances our approach to teaching, which means our students benefit from direct engagement with a wide range of primary historical sources and innovative approaches to the regions we study.

Undergraduate History Degrees

96% Teaching satisfaction

96% satisfaction in teaching in History, National Student Survey 2016

96% Overall satisfaction

94% overall satisfaction in History, 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
  • UNICEF

Class of 2015: Six months after completing their studies

In work 61.01%
In study 30.51%
Other 8.47%

SOAS alumni around the world

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