SOAS University of London

A message to new and returning students from Department Head, Zoƫ Marriage

19 August 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming all our new and returning students. As we get closer to the start of the new academic year, many new students in particular have a few questions about their programme, the enrolment process and life at SOAS. However, as returning students, you may also have questions about what modules you should be taking and what options may be best suited to you.

If you have any questions about your programme, please contact your Programme Convenor: you can find out who your convenor is by following the link to your programme on the Development Studies Degree Programmes webpage (scroll down to find the convenor). They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your forthcoming studies, and can advise on optional modules as well as core modules.

If you have any questions about the enrolment process, new students please visit this webpage; returning students should look here. If you have any problems with enrolment, please let the programme convenor or our student support team ( know.

Information about term dates, reading weeks and so on can be found here. You can find information about what days lectures will take place on here (please note, tutorials are set up during the first week of term, when we know the numbers of students taking each module).

If you have an offer from us to start one of our programmes in 2019/20 and have any questions, please do get in touch with the Convenor for that programme.

Otherwise, see you all in late September!


Zoë Marriage

Head of Department

Professor of Security & International Development