From the Crusades to the contemporary Middle East, 14th century indigenous warfare to 20th century Islam in South East Asia, the Mughal Empire to Gandhi, 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 Near and Middle East.
Our students develop the skills to understand the historical conditions of the contemporary world from a global perspective, while developing their ability to engage with multiple theories and to analyse complex systems.
Explore our undergraduate options below:
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.
Studying the BA History at SOAS will provide you with a sound foundation in the historical discipline, engaging in subject matters ranging from economics, religion, and culture to frontiers, cities, and gender from a global perspective rather than a euro-centric one.