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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

Our publications

SOAS celebrates partnership with Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art to secure future loan of Percival David Library and archives

SOAS University of London this week celebrated the strengthening of its relationship with the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art through the signing of a new Loan Agreement.  The Agreement, signed by the School’s Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH and the Chair of the Percival David Foundation, Colin Sheaf, coincided with the inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Shane McCausland, who has held the Percival David Chair in Chinese Art since 2015.