SOAS University of London

Online and Distance Learning

In a world of shrinking borders, an online and distance learning qualification brings the expertise of SOAS University of London to you, wherever you live or work.

Equal in standard to those taught on campus, our University of London qualifications are recognised throughout the world for their high standards. Established over 20 years ago, we have the experience and expertise to deliver specialised programmes designed to meet your professional needs.

Learn anywhere in the world

Every year we deliver programmes to over 2500 students living and working around the world, in over 160 countries.

Flexible study at your own pace, according to your own needs

Multiple study sessions throughout the academic year means you can plan your study around your schedule, and you’ll only be paying for the modules you are enrolled on.

Experienced online and distance learning providers

Our online and distance learning degrees offer you the flexibility to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, while simultaneously allowing you to build up a global network of professional contacts.

Study materials

All of our courses have been designed and written specifically for study by distance learners giving you the flexibility to organise study around your personal and professional commitments, and an ability to study anywhere in the world.

SOAS Online Academic Summer School

This year, you can benefit from joining our summer school programmes wherever you are in the world. These credit-bearing courses are taught by world-renowned academics and will inspire, challenge and develop your critical thinking skills in an interactive virtual environment.

Find out more about the Online Summer School

 Upcoming events

Our courses

Development, Environment and Policy

Application deadline: 17 March 2021

Development Studies

Next application deadline: 17 March 2021

Financial and Management Studies

PG Diplomas and PG Certificates also available

Next application deadline: 17 March 2021

Centre for International Studies / School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Next application deadline: 17 March 2021