SOAS University of London

Facts and figures

6th
rank in the 2016 Guardian University League Table for Business & Management Studies.

Teaching

  • Ranked 6th in the 2016 Guardian University League Table for Business & Management Studies and and then add 1st in London 2016 Guardian league table
  • FAM ranked in top 20 (out of 101) for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • The 2014 NSS shows that 96% of our students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course
  • FAM is ranked 4th out of 116 Business and Management departments across the UK
  • 2013 NSS results show 100% satisfaction score for: "The course is intellectually stimulating" 
  • 2013 NSS results show 100% satisfaction score for: "Staff are good at explaining things"
  • BSc International Management degrees with a focus on China, Japan & Korea, and MENA
  • BSc International Management degrees with language and a year abroad
  • BSc Management 
  • MSc International Management degrees with a focus on China, Japan & Korea, and MENA
  • MSc Finance and Financial Law degree
  • UG Applicant to Place Ratio: 5:1

Research

  • 90% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent/recognized
  • Outstanding achievement awards from key publishers, academic journals and conferences
  • We collaborate with institutions across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Alumni and student stories

  • "I have found the MSc Finance and Financial Law degree particularly useful since it has added essentials of finance including but not limited to concepts of risk management, financial markets, banking and investment to my skill-set"

    I have found the MSc Finance and Financial Law degree particularly useful since it has added essentials of finance including but not limited to concepts of risk management, financial markets, banking and investment to my skill-set of legal expertise thereby giving me an edge and bringing me at par with seniors in the legal field

  • "Part of the reason I chose SOAS over others is because it offered the Islamic Banking and Finance elective module."

    Part of the reason I chose SOAS over others is because it offered the Islamic Banking and Finance elective module. This is a one-of-a-kind class and an interesting subject that only SOAS offers. My hope is that the knowledge attained in this class will make me more suited for international corporate jobs that deal with the states that are a part of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

  • "In short, SOAS is a place where you feel that the world meets, but without boundaries"

    It is only at SOAS is where you would find your Jamaican friends enjoying listening to classic Arabic music at the student’s union, the Japanese classmates enthusiastically taking part at the African societies’ activities, and prayer rooms where students from different faiths would gather in one place in full peace.

  • "There is absolutely no question that I would recommend SOAS to anyone interested in a hybrid finance and law master's program. It's a place like no other, and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't considered going back for another course. Hopefully one day…"

    The Finance & Financial Law program was fantastic in its ability to blend the relevance of legal constructs with the more technical elements of finance, without sacrificing depth for breadth. This approach was especially useful for those of us who had had exposure to finance and law, but not both at the same time, or in such an integrated manner.

  • "SOAS is the best place to study the rising economy of China"

    SOAS is the best place to study the rising economy of China. The Library has an extensive range of books and journals to keep you informed about China’s past, present and future business environment.

  • "I would recommend the MSc Finance and Financial Law programme at SOAS for those who are interested in both finance and financial law while also wish to compare the differences between jurisdictions."

    I would recommend the MSc Finance and Financial Law programme at SOAS for those who are interested in both finance and financial law while also wish to compare the differences between jurisdictions. The programme is perfect for those who would like to pursue a career in relation to the emerging economies in the future.

  • "SOAS is a unique university in which to study management and its environment in Japan"

    The cultural diversity of the student body makes for a multi-dimensional learning experience

  • "The friendly research atmosphere, extensive library resources and academic training courses will help to stimulate your inspiration, promote your talent, and push yourself to new academic heights. "

    The friendly research atmosphere, extensive library resources and academic training courses will help to stimulate your inspiration, promote your talent, and push yourself to new academic heights.

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