About SOAS

SOAS is home to over 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who study on campus, together with a further 3,000 who are registered for one of our online and distance learning programmes.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. With our vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, we are uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world.

Our programmes are taught by respected specialists engaged in fieldwork and research that has a truly global impact.

2021 Asian Art Postgraduate Diplomas and Short Courses

Are you passionate about Asian Art? Would you like to learn from our experts? SOAS is launching a revamped series of Postgraduate Diplomas and Short Courses in Asian Art modules. Our Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art Modules will be delivered online and the deadline to register is the beginning of the course. We will be running the following modules in the spring term:

  • Chinese Art Module 11 January – 4 April 2021
  • Japanese & Korean Art Module 26 April – 18 July 2021
  • Buddhist Art Module 26 April – 18 July 2021

If you would like to find out more, please visit our website or contact our Course Director, Dr Malcolm McNeill at mm133@soas.ac.uk


Develop a truly global perspective

Attracting the brightest minds from all over the world to create a community that is diverse, vibrant and multinational. SOAS University of London is a unique institution specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East across a broad set of subject disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Our vision is of an interconnected world where SOAS plays an important role in addressing the challenges facing the world by:

  • Challenging perspectives through its research and teaching
  • Helping to build bridges in a complex world
  • Applying a global lens to the critical issues of our time
  • Developing graduates who can influence and make an impact throughout their careers
  • Developing new intellectual and strategic partnerships

Real-world analysis

As a student, you will engage in research that has a tangible effect on the real world by interacting with scholars at the forefront of their respective fields. Our degree programmes will provide you with a deep understanding of global issues, distinctive in regional focus and relevant today. 
Over the course of your study, you will have the opportunity to look at your subject(s) from multiple perspectives, to have your ideas challenged in debate with fellow students and tutors, and overturn any unexamined assumptions.

Clearing and Adjustment

Find out more about joining an undergraduate programme at SOAS this September through Clearing.

Undergraduate study

Join our lively community of undergraduate students and choose from a wide range of degree programmes. 


Study on campus or by distance learning to discover how SOAS postgraduates shape the world we live in.

Foundation and English Language

Explore our range of university preparation and language improvement programmes. 

In-Country Representatives (Agents)

SOAS works with the following educational representatives in China, many of whom have offices in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. You can contact them directly for further details.

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