SOAS University of London

School of History, Religions and Philosophies

History, Religions and Philosophies Student Profiles

Some of the things our students and alumni have said about us:

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Simge Erdogan, Boğaziçi University

Erasmus Programme

HI-Simge Erdogan

SOAS is more than a university, it is a lifestyle. Every moment I spent at SOAS was a memory and every memory at SOAS was unforgettable.

Teuku Reza Fadeli
Teuku Reza Fadeli

At SOAS, I have learnt how to read a variety of texts critically and analytically and then to write about them in engaging ways.


Sumaiya Fatine
Sumaiya Fatine

The passion of the staff and the students is almost palpable.

Suzanne Jacobson, Hamilton College

Study Abroad Programme

Suzanne Jacobson

It’s important to remember that your time here is limited and that you should take advantage of all of the opportunities that this experience has to offer, whether it’s meeting new people, wandering the streets, visiting a museum, or travelling to new countries.


Sehrish Javid
Sehrish Javid

The teaching has been passionate and engaging with a level of expertise hard to find elsewhere.

Stephanie Koch

BA Mandarin Chinese & History

Stephanie Koch

I came to study at SOAS because of its good reputation in Mandarin Chinese.


Dominic Stephen Poon
Dominic Poon

The unparalleled opportunity to focus on the history of certain world regions instantly made SOAS my first university choice.


Philip Kowalski

MA History

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The academics teaching my history course have been fantastic.



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Carl Eoghain Cooper

BA Study of Religions

Carl Eoghain Cooper

The degree program is quite challenging and stimulating and makes me constantly reassess my preconceptions and look at issues from points of view that I had never considered before and I’m developing my skills.


Qingniao Li
Qingniao Li

Studying Buddhism at SOAS is certainly an enjoyable journey full of enlightenment and encouragement.

Anna Malzy

BA Study of Religions

Anna Malzy

SOAS is all about the people! If ever I get frustrated with my studies I remember that I have met some of the most brilliant, funny and inspiring people through being here.


Simon Perfect

MA Religions of Asia and Africa

Simon Perfect

The Study of Religions department offers the perfect combination of unparalleled breadth of modules with excellent teaching by leading academics.

Kaitlyn Pieper

MA in Religions of Asia and Africa

Kaitlyn Pieper

Thanks to my studies at SOAS I attended the Parliament of World Religions and was very involved in organising the G20 Interfaith Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2015.


Sue Roach

PhD Buddhist Studies

Sue Roach

I would describe my time at SOAS as some of the happiest years of my life.

Shiao Fen Rachel Tsai
Shiao Fen Rachel Tsai

Above all, what really makes the whole experience of studying in the program so enriching is the quality teaching. It is the people that make SOAS a world-class academic institution.


Meng Wang

MA Religions of Asia and Africa: Buddhism pathway

Meng Wang

The multilingual culture and great diversity at SOAS makes it a unique place to study.

Tessa Watt
Tessa Watt

The course has been beautifully structured so that all the modules interlink and complement each other.