Online and distance learning
Our Online and Distance Learning degrees bring the expertise of SOAS University of London to you, wherever you live or work.
Equal in quality to degrees taught on campus, our qualifications are recognised throughout the world for their high standards. Established over 20 years ago, we have the experience and expertise to deliver specialised programmes designed to meet your professional needs.
By signing up for online and distance learning at SOAS you will be able to:
- learn anywhere in the world
- get dedicated support from specialist tutors
- study at your own pace
Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate applicants will enrol at masters degree level and exit with your chosen award based on the number of credits successfully completed.
How to apply
Our Online and Distance Learning programmes have different subject timetables. Please review the relevant Centre/Department of study for more information.
This table shows key dates for the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, Centre for Development Studies, Centre for Gender Studies, Centre for Global Media and Communications, and Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy.
|Study session||Session 1||Session 2|
|Application deadline||11 September 2023||05 March 2024|
|Enrolment period||18 September - 09 October 2023||25 March - 08 April 2024|
|Start dates||17 October 2023||16 April 2024|
Centre for Financial and Management Studies
|Study session||Session 1||Session 2||Session 3||Session 4|
|Application deadline||11 September 2023||4 December 2023||5 March 2024||14 May 2024|
|Enrolment period||2 October 2023 – 16 October 2023||3 January – 16 January 2024||18 March – 2 April 2024||3 June – 11 June 2024|
|Start dates||24 October 2023||23 January 2024||9 April 2024||18 June 2024|