BA Global Liberal Arts Program By SOAS University of London |Top Universities

SOAS University of London

Russell Square Campus, London, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Subject International Relations/Studies/Affairs
  • Fees(GBP) 58680-
  • Scholarships Yes
In Global Liberal Arts students learn how to approach academic topics across disciplinary boundaries, with the aim of producing rounded and critical global citizens.
Each year involves modules from 4 tracks: Skills, Global, Regional, Language and Literature and Arts, where modules can be taken throughout the School in combinations unparalleled on any other programme here or elsewhere from social sciences to humanities. The programme is situated in the School of History, Religions and Philosophies, some of its core modules are shared between these disciplines. Year 1: The Introduction to Global Liberal Arts introduces the student to the idea of a liberal arts education and what it means in a new decentred global context, practices basic research skills, and gives guidance in the design of individual programme journeys; a further compulsory module teaches the histories of academic disciplines at SOAS and beyond as they evolved in the context of empire and colonialism; Year 2: Philosophy module introducing the students to the practice of abstract thinking. Year 3: Dissertation on a subject of the student’s choosing which combines documentary and abstract approaches to knowledge production in a way that will make sense to stakeholders in the non-academic world. The study of languages is encouraged throughout, but literature and arts modules can be taken instead.

About University

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.

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 such as human rights, development, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change, and engage in a wide range of global research projects, which are shaping the culture, economics and politics of societies all around the world.

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


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.

With 130 nationalities represented on campus, SOAS is one of the most international universities in the world, and with London voted Best Student City 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.

Profiling the SOAS student

A SOAS student is passionate about their 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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