School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

SOAS University of London (/ˈsoʊæs/; the School of Oriental and African Studies) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1916, SOAS is located in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London.  

SOAS is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East It is home to the SOAS School of Law. SOAS offers around 350 undergraduate bachelor’s degree combinations, over 100 one-year master’s degrees and PhD programmes in nearly every department. SOAS is ranked 3rd globally in Development Studies by the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Faculties and departments 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

Faculty of Languages and Cultures 

Department of Linguistics 

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences 

SOAS School of Law