SOAS University of London

Doctoral School

Regulations and Requirements

Regulations and Requirements
Term Dates:

Research degrees are continuous and therefore the 2018/19 academic year covers the period from 24 September 2018 until 22 September 2019. Taught course term time dates do not apply to research degrees.

Degree Regulations and Handbooks:

Please see the online repository.

Doctoral School

The Doctoral School is available to provide assistance to research students, applicants and potential research students, research alumni, and members of staff involved in research degrees.

Whether your query is regarding the research options available at SOAS, the regulations and requirements of SOAS research degrees, the support available to staff and students (on academic and non-academic matters) or other issues, the Doctoral School Section can either help and advise you or help you get to the right place to find help and advice.

The Doctoral School is open to visitors during normal Registry opening hours (10-4, Monday to Friday).


53 Gordon Square, room SG305 
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Please note: The Doctoral School is currently closed due to COVID-19 and the team is working remotely. (Once the Doctoral School is open again, this site will be updated accordingly).
Please therefore email to the relevant email addresses indicated below. We will respond to all queries as quickly as possible, but please note we are dealing with a high volume of queries at this time.  

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Student status letters

Please note that it can take 7 to 10 working days for letters to be processed.