SOAS University of London

401–500 th
World University Rankings 2020
=88 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
101–200 th
Impact Rankings: Quality education 2019
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom

About SOAS University of London

Celebrating more than 100 years of research and teaching excellence, SOAS University of London is a unique institution specialising in the study of Africa, Asia, and the Near and Middle East.

Debating pressing contemporary issues such as human rights, development, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change, SOAS programmes are taught by specialists engaged in research and fieldwork which influences both government policy and the lives of individuals across the globe.

At SOAS we seek to address the challenges facing the world by:

  • challenge perspectives through research and teaching
  • apply a global lens to the critical issues of our time
  • develop graduates who can influence and make an impact throughout their careers
  • establish new intellectual and strategic partnerships.

Explore the SOAS blog for our take on topical matters of the world.

Studying here

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will provide you with a deep understanding of global issues. Over the course of your study, you will have the opportunity to look at your subject(s) from multiple perspectives and have your ideas challenged in debate with fellow students and academics. You will benefit from the world renowned SOAS Library, which is one of only five National Research Libraries in the UK.

Online and Distance Learning

SOAS has over 20 years’ experience delivering distance learning programmes. Equal in standard to those taught on campus, our online and distance learning degrees offer you the flexibility to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, while building up a global network of professional contacts.

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Undergraduate study
Postgraduate study
Online and distance learning
International Foundation programmes
Study abroad
Summer School
Scholarships and Awards
International students
Open days and online events
Meet us in your country

SOAS and beyond

SOAS graduates aspire to varied and ambitious goals. Whether developing a career as a UN diplomat, dreaming of staging a kabuki play, or championing human rights, SOAS develops the skills for students to excel in their chosen area when they graduate.

Explore rankings data for SOAS University of London

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Key statistics

  • 12.1
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 53%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 65 : 35
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 5,194
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings

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