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SOAS University of London is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a taught or research degree.

SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. All SOAS courses provide students with an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories. SOAS programmes are taught by respected specialists engaged in fieldwork and research, which influences both government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars debate pressing contemporary issues, which are shaping the culture, economics and politics of societies all around the world.

SOAS’s Russell Square Campus in Bloomsbury is within walking distance to the British Museum, British Library and the shops and entertainments of London’s West End.

The SOAS Library holds more that 1.5 million books and electronic resources.  The Brunei Gallery holds regular exhibitions and, in the newly refurbished Paul Webley Wing of Senate House, there are a range of cafes, study and lecture rooms, and student social spaces.

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About the SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues. All SOAS courses provide students with an understanding of complex contemporary issues and knowledge of non-Western theories. SOAS programmes are taught by respected specialists engaged in fieldwork and research, which influences both government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars debate pressing contemporary issues, which are shaping the culture, economics and politics of societies all around the world.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018

44%

UK students

48%

Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

3,300 Undergraduate
3,090 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018

36%

School leavers

64%

Mature students

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