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Summer School at SOAS University of London

Summer at SOAS

Taking a summer course at SOAS enables students to learn about a wide range of topics, combining cutting-edge academic research, innovative teaching and practice-oriented learning.

Whether you are a current student, a recent graduate, a young professional, or if you would like to upgrade your knowledge, taking a summer school course will broaden your horizons.


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Summer School 2018


Student Testimonials

"SOAS summer school put together all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience: meeting people from all over the world, from different backgrounds sharing the same passion; the perfect balance between lectures and discussion time and also the possibility to live a unique campus experience."

Enrico, Gender, Conflict and the Middle East

''It was the best teaching I’ve ever experienced. I was so very impressed and really inspired.''
Olivia, Development and Conflict

"SOAS Summer School was an incredibly beneficial way for me to further my knowledge in a specific
subject, while also enjoying the incredible experience of studying abroad."
Lauren, The Middle East in Global Politics

"I enjoyed the combination of lectures, tutorials, documentaries and field trips...I appreciated the opportunity to do activities in London that I wouldn't normally do."
Krystal, International Relations in the 21st Century


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Attending the SOAS Summer School enables you to:

  • Join our diverse and international student community
  • Make your views heard – SOAS’ innovative teaching methods, based on excellence in research, enable students to add to the lively discussions and critical analysis in the classroom;
  • Learn from our highly experienced and specialised academic staff – SOAS has the largest concentration in Europe of experts on the Middle East, Africa and Asia;
  • Be critical and make a difference – SOAS challenges mainstream schools of thought, taking a non-Western centric approach and encouraging students to develop a critical outlook and foster change;
  • Pave your way into SOAS: Summer School students can apply to continue their studies at SOAS, with over 115 Postgraduate programmes to choose from.