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Introducing the School of Arts

Facts and figures

30
full time academic staff, the School of Arts is a unique concentration of experts on the arts and cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Teaching

  • With more than 30 full time academic staff, the School of Arts is a unique concentration of experts on the arts and cultures of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
  • The School has almost 700 students on its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses. It offers disciplinary-specific degrees in contemporary and historical arts as well as innovative cross-disciplinary programmes combining art, archaeology, music and media.
  • A range of scholarships is available for students wishing to study in the School

Research

  • The outstanding quality of the School of Arts’ research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Department of Music’s research outputs were rated the best in the country and the Department of History of Art and Archaeology’s were placed fourth. More than 80% of research outputs were judged world-leading or internationally excellent
SOAS World Music Summer School

15 years of SOAS World Music Summer School!

For well over a decade now, SOAS is proud to offer an exciting summer school of world music. Our course programme is unique, varied and truly multi-cultural. If you are passionate about music and cultures, there is something for everyone. Take your pick!

Call for Applications: Civil Society Leadership Awards 2018-2019

We are pleased to announce that, for the first time, SOAS will be a host university for the Open Society Foundations Civil Society Leadership Awards.

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

Thu13Jul

"Buildings That Fill My Eye" Architectural Heritage of Yemen
"Buildings That Fill My Eye" Architectural Heritage of Yemen

Yemen possesses one of the world’s finest treasure-troves of architecture. Three of its ancient cities – Shibam, Ṣanaa and Zabid – are UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. This exhibition, curated by Trevor H.J. Marchand, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, SOAS will explore the astonishing variety of building styles and traditions that have evolved in this region over millennia.

Fri14Jul

Usakos - Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s
Usakos - Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s

An exhibition that centres on three private collections of historical photographs preserved and curated by four female residents (Cecilie //Geises, Wilhelmine Katjimune, Gisela Pieters and Olga //Garoës) in the small central Namibian town called Usakos.