SOAS University of London

Online and Distance Learning


Increase retention of talented staff members by investing in their professional development with an internationally recognised qualification. Designed for professionals, the flexibility of our programmes makes them an ideal solution to career enhancement when a career break isn't an option.

Our programmes, with their rigorous theoretical contemporary frameworks and focus on practical issues, are designed to be relevant to businesses, international organisations, government institutions and NGOs.

Single modules, postgraduate certificates, diplomas and masters degrees available in:

  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Diplomacy
  • Finance and Management
  • Gender
  • Humanitarian Action
  • International Business
  • Media
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Security and Strategy
  • Sustainable Development

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Business Services

Bespoke training

We work with clients from the public and private sectors with specific training requirements which can be met most effectively through the provision of customised programmes. These may have a particular focus on a specific country or region, topic or industry - training needs for different groups vary widely so each programme is unique. Customised training can be delivered either at SOAS or at the client's premises, in the UK or overseas.


We match clients’ needs to the most appropriate expertise within SOAS, scoping projects and facilitating dialogue to ensure objectives and deliverables are clearly identified and the work delivered is relevant, timely and to a high standard. Each project is different, but there is a strong international focus in all of our work which is focussed on projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.