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SOAS University of London

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Founded 100 years ago, SOAS University of London has produced groundbreaking research shaping policy, politics and discourse in the fields of human rights, development, law and religion, to name a few.

SOAS offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as distance learning, foundation degrees and summer school.

An international campus in the heart of London
With 130 nationalities represented on campus, SOAS is one of the most international universities in the world, with the proportion of international students around five times the global average, according to the QS World University Rankings® 2018.

Studying here means having the chance to visit international galleries, see musicals, opera, plays, and explore London’s vibrant nightlife. With all this on your doorstep, the British capital offers an unparalleled student experience. Situated in Bloomsbury in London, SOAS is within walking distance of the British Museum, British Library, Regent’s Park, the West End and a cluster of other London universities.

Profiling the SOAS student
The SOAS student is passionate about her field, happy to learn a second language and most of all seeks to engage with multiple perspectives to shatter preconceptions and prejudice. SOAS has a reputation for really breaking the mould when it comes to encouraging independent thought, debate and individuality among students.

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SOAS runs webinars on topics like admissions, visas, tuition fees, funding, housing, career tips and specific courses. Find out about any undergraduate and postgraduate webinars relevant to you.
 
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=275
2016
=252
2017
=296
2018
  • 37.8
    Overall Score
  • 33.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 43.1
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 100
    International Students
=13
2015
11
2016
7
2017
  • 87.9
    Overall Score
  • 89.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 89.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 68.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 92.9
    H-index Citations
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
465
International
252

Number of students

4,750
Postgraduate 41%
Undergraduate 59%

Number of international students

2,549
Postgraduate 50%
Undergraduate 50%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Undergraduate Offers

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56 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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