SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies


In the 1996 and 2001 Research Assessment Exercises, it achieved the highest grade. With 23 full-time members of staff – and a varying corps of research associates and distinguished visiting scholars – the Department provides a rich research environment, much of it centred on its five research seminar series on African, South Asian, Middle Eastern, East Asian, and South East Asian history. With around 20 or more new students a year joining the History PhD programme, it has a large and active community of research scholars.