SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. A global Top 50 institution for Arts and Humanities (QS World University Rankings 2020), international students at SOAS grapple with the pressing issues confronting two-thirds of humankind today and use their knowledge to make a lasting positive impact in the world.
Located in cosmopolitan Bloomsbury, the SOAS campus is at the very heart of London and, with over 50% of the student population coming from over 130 countries, the University are proud to be one of the most international universities in the UK.
Learn more about why you should consider studying at SOAS below and if you wish to begin your application to study in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Five Reasons to Study at SOAS
1. International excellence
SOAS is constantly ranked amongst the best institutions in the UK and the world by independent bodies and, in the most recent QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, four of SOAS’ subject areas - politics, development studies, anthropology and law – were ranked in the global top 20. In the QS World University Rankings, SOAS is ranked in the top 350!
2. Diversity of courses
When it comes to the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, nowhere in the world offers a more diverse range of courses. SOAS focuses on an “interdisciplinary approach” which deepens the learning experience for all students. Whether your interest is in anthropology, law, music or its 100s of other courses, you’ll find a specialism to suit your career aspirations.
3. A great London location
London is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan student cities in the world and SOAS is located right in the heart of this famous capital. Over 100,000 students call London home and by studying at SOAS you will also become part of the University of London student network, meaning benefits such as free entry to UoL bars, cheap gym membership and access to all UoL libraries.
4. The library
In the areas of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, SOAS is home to one of the most important libraries on the planet, attracting leading academics, researchers and scholars from all over the world. The library houses over 1.3 million different volumes, as well as a digital library which is constantly evolving. In addition to the SOAS library, the British library is also a short walk away.
5. Student societies
The diversity of SOAS student societies reflects on the international flavour of the SOAS student body. There are over 160 different societies in total covering a widely diverse range of topics. So whether your passion is debating, drama or film studies, or Linguistics, Marxism or MMA, there is something for everybody.