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SOAS, University of London

Located in Bloomsbury, London, SOAS is the only University in Europe to specialise in Oriental and African studies. The University currently has over 5000 students, 50% of which are from outside of the UK. There are 2 campuses at SAOS, the first being in Bloomsbury, and the second being a 20 minute walk away in Islington.

At SAOS students can find over 350 combinations of undergraduate degrees, and more than 115 postgraduate programmes. The courses are organised into three faculties which are:

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Languages and Cultures
  • Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

The Student’s Union at SAOS run a student bar in the University, two common rooms at the campuses, a snack bar, and a stationary shop. The Union encourage students to become involved with the University by taking part in one of their fifty societies and clubs including sport, politics, and culture.

The University offer student accommodation at two halls of residence, Dinwiddy House and Paul Robeson House. The primary accommodation provided to first year students is Dinwiddy House, located on Pentonville Road, with 510 single en-suite bedrooms. Dinwiddy House is also situated minutes away from King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station, and the campus based in Islington.

Times Good University Guide 2021 Ranking 50/131
Guardian 2021 Ranking 86/121
Address 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)20 7898 4700

Upcoming Open Days at SOAS, University of London


Postgraduate Virtual Event

26 May 2021, 10:00 AM - 26 May 2021, 12:00 PM Virtual Event
Book Open Day
SOAS hosts a range of online sessions where you can find out about our degree programmes, and discover what student life at SOAS is really like. Whether you’re interested in Music or Anthropology, Development Studies or Law, you’ll hear from our academics about the programmes on offer across all departments. You can register for as many sessions as you like, and will have the chance to ask our lecturers questions about modules, career prospects, or studying at SOAS in general.

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