SOAS University of London


SOAS is unique. It is the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. With more than 300 academics dedicated to research and teaching in these areas, it has become one of the world’s leading institutions of its kind.

Research at SOAS

Unique perspectives, collaborative approaches, distinctive regional focus and global relevance are the hallmarks of our research.

SOAS Research Strategy

We are committed to research excellence, a vibrant research environment, regional engagement and benefits for society. 

Doctoral School

The Doctoral School at SOAS brings together a learning community of doctoral researchers from across the globe with world-class research facilities. 

Support for SOAS Researchers

The Research Office supports research at SOAS, including grant applications and research impact. 

SOAS Knowledge Exchange Strategy

Our mission is for knowledge exchange to influence positive change that makes a difference to people’s lives, locally and globally.

Research Centres

Our Research Centres concentrate research expertise drawn from across Schools and Departments to focus on specific countries, regions and issues.