Our Head of School says:
The Middle East has been of vital geostrategic importance throughout its history and never more so than at the present time. Its location at the juncture of Africa, Asia and Europe has made it into a singularly rich meeting point of cultures, languages and religions but also into a theatre of conflicts.
There is no better way to get to know this complex and pivotal part of the world than by studying its languages. They are the key to communicate with its people, to unlock its culture and history and to engage with it for the purpose of a career. SOAS degrees offer an unrivalled opportunity to do just this.
The combination of high level language instruction, training in a range of disciplines and first hand experience of the region provides graduates excellent qualifications for any of the increasing number of jobs in which Middle Eastern expertise is of relevance.