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 located in room GS305, on the third floor of 53 Gordon Square, and is available to provide assistance 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) and can also be contacted via e-mail or phone and full contact details are listed below.

Postal Address

Doctoral School 
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Contact us
Student status letters
  • Current students should log into the online Student Information Desk and submit an enquiry. Please use the category 'Doctoral School'.
  • Alumni - please email 
  • Please note that it can take 7 to 10 working days for letters to be processed.