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SOAS University of London

Thornhaugh Street Russell Square London View map
United Kingdom
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SOAS gives students the unique chance to study in a lively cosmopolitan environment with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about their subject and global affairs.

SOAS runs a number of undergraduate degrees in the social sciences, including the following subjects:

  • Anthropology and sociology
  • Law
  • Religions and philosophies

Find all undergraduate programs listed here.

More than 40% of undergraduate programs at SOAS feature the opportunity to spend a year studying in another country.

A diverse campus
Undergraduates benefit from a vast community of students, all centered around a central London campus and a shared interest in global issues. SOAS is a place for people who wish to gain a more profound understanding of the world and examine their own assumptions and beliefs.

For students pursuing a non language-related subject, the Language Entitlement Program (LEP) offers free training in a number of languages.


SOAS students can choose between living in student halls and privately rented housing.  Halls include Dinwiddy House and Paul Robeson House, self-catered, mixed residences situated a 20-minute walk from the SOAS campus. Students here live in en-suite bedrooms clustered around a kitchen space shared by four-eight people.

Optivo, Helen Graham House, Goldsmith House (female only) and Wood Green Hall.  Variety of accommodation within walking distance or 20 mins of SOAS.  Students live in non-ensuite accommodation with shared kitchens. Communal inside and outside areas and with amenities minutes away.  Central location for travel.

Urbanest St Pancras on the Regent’s Canal in vibrant King’s Cross, is a 25-minute walk from campus, and a great location for students interested in London’s arts, food scene and nightlife due to its central location and proximity to vibrant neighbourhoods like Camden Town, Islington and Angel. 

Read more about student accommodation at SOAS.   


To apply for an undergraduate degree at SOAS (including students wishing to transfer from another university), you must do so through the UK’s centralised applications portal, UCAS.
Find more specific country information on visas, bursaries, entry requirements and English language proficiency here.

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University Highlights

Total students - 4,683


International students - 2,373


Total faculty staff - 476


Total students - 4,683


International students - 2,373

Total faculty staff - 476



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This institution accepts IELTS!
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