SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

FDPS - Postgraduate Student Destinations


Updated 16 October 2019

46 students completed the FDPS programme in June 2019 out of 50 starters and the final grades were excellent all round, with more than half achieving a Merit grade and 65% of students achieving a Merit or a Distinction.

As a result of this fine performance, the students’ destinations are impressive. 17 students out of the 43 who progressed to UK degrees took advantage of the guaranteed conditional offers for FDPS students to secure places at SOAS on 17 different Master’s programmes ranging from Finance to History of Art.

The most popular degrees at SOAS for FDPS students were the Media and Art related programmes offered by the School of Arts. SOAS’ unique global perspective on the media, digital cultures and creative industries makes these very popular with International Students.  Alongside these we offer a range of Art-related Master’s – general and regional, historical and contemporary -  as well as degrees in World Cinemas, Museum Studies and Music .

In total 60% of students could progress to the University of London, and over 90% stayed at SOAS or went on to UK top 50 universities. (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020)

The full list of FDPS student destinations in 2019 is below:


University of London

  • MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy
  • MA World Theatres
King's College London      
  • MSc Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management
  • MA National Security Studies
  • MA World History & Cultures
Royal Holloway
  • MSc Accounting and Financial Management
  • MSc Development Studies
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Finance and Financial Law
  • MA Global Creative and Cultural Industries
  • MA Global Digital Cultures
  • MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy (deferred to 2020)
  • MA Global Media and Postnational Communication
  • MA History of Art & Architecture of the Islamic Middle East
  • MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia
  • MA Human Rights Law
  • MSc International Management (China)
  • MSc International Politics
  • MA International Studies and Diplomacy
  • LLM Master of Laws
  • MA Social Anthropology of Development
  • MA Taiwan Studies
  • MSc Violence, Conflict and Development
  • MSc International Public Policy
  • MSc Project and Enterprise Management
  • MA Publishing

Outside University of London

  • MSc Accounting, Finance and Management
  • MSc Social and Cultural Theory
Imperial College London
  • MSc Environmental Technology
Inchbald School of Design
  • Dipl Interior Design
  • MA Marketing and Advertising
  • MSc Marketing
Queen’s University Belfast
  • MSc International Business
  • MSc Accounting and Financial Management
  • MSc East Asian Business
  • MSc Operational Research and Finance
  • MSc Business Analytics
  • MSc Corporate and Financial Risk Management
University of East Anglia
  • MA Business Management
  • MSc International Accounting and Financial Management
  • LLM International Commercial and Business Law
  • MSc Programme and Project Management
  • MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Enterprise Development