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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 32 reviews
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School of Oriental & African Studies - University of London
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SOAS is the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study and research of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. SOAS has the largest concentration of specialist staff (350+ academics) concerned with the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East at any university in the world.SOAS is based in the heart of London and is consistently ranked among the top higher education institutions in the UK and the world.

Student Stats

Number of students5415
Male : Female39 : 61
Fulltime : Part time88 : 22
UK :International53 : 47

Awards

Top 20 university for Location

The School of Oriental and African Studies Reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
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3.5 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
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1.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
Student Union
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
Careers service
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
Organisation
2.9 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
Inclusivity
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.1 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Support for international students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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13th March 2018
Very central and excellent for anyone wanting to specialise in Asia/ Africa. The library has a huge range of books that are rarely available in other institutions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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13th March 2018
The campus may not be the largest but it is easy to find your way around. The library has one of the most books a library could have which also looks good but difficult to find space after a certain time. Careers service is also very helpful when you need it.
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Course review , 10/03/2016

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My degree is different from other university as it does not only consist of English Common law but also Asia and Africa allowing from greater knowledge outside the English legal system. The readings we get are very interesting and really help us to understand other areas of law which are not just about being a part of a law firm and BAR but also about researchers of law.

Course review , 10/03/2016

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The workload for a BA in Japanese at SOAS is too much when you compare it to other Japanese degree programmes at other UK universities. This presents a problem because graduates of other Uk universities can achieve higher classifications due to the relaxed workloads. 

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Course module review - Chinese 403: Modern Chinese Literature, 20/05/2016

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One of the best organised courses from the Chinese departement I have experienced at SOAS. The structure and content of the course make it very enjoyable. It is a combinations of both Chinese and English texts, along with lectures and translation classes. I feel like the class made me learn a lot about modern Chinese history despite the fact I never took any history class as such.

Chinese 403: Modern Chinese Literature

Course module review - Politics of the World Economy, 19/05/2016

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I would recommend this course to others. It is part of the international relations department. It offers a good balance between economics and politics as well as theory and practical issues. It revises several approaches, which offers great intellectual stimuli. It then applies the theory to relevant contemporary issues. It has helped me complement my knowledge of economics by bringing analysis of related political issues. It is assessed through a combination of essays, presentations and exam.

Politics of the World Economy

Course module review - Introduction To Social Anthropology, 14/05/2016

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Introduction to Social Anthropology provides a foundation to the study itself and therefore is the most interesting module in 1st year and the most necessary. It has a balance of general topics in the first term and more theory in the second which makes it a lot easier to get through. The topics at the start include things like Kinship, Gender, Race, Colonialism, Gift giving/trade which are all taught in a way to provide you with new, relevant information which not only is applicable to society but also your own life.

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1 Dinwiddy House
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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2 Helend Graham House
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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8 Lilian Penson House
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9 Nutford House
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Rank City Student Rating
1 Newcastle
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 51 reviews
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2 Sheffield
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 148 reviews
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3 London
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 314 reviews
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4 Manchester
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 77 reviews
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5 Leeds
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 57 reviews
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6 Cardiff
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
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7 Liverpool
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
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8 Brighton
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 47 reviews
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9 Bristol
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
4.5 / 56 reviews
10 Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 49 reviews
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1 Pakistan Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2 Debating Society
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3 Islamic Society
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4 180 Degrees Consulting
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5 4D Presents
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6 ABACUS
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7 Afghan Society
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8 African Art Society
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9 Afro Caribbean Society
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10 Agender
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1 Ministry of Sound
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 39 reviews
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2 G-A-Y
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
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3 Guy's Bar
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
4.3 / 15 reviews
6 Electric Ballroom
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
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7 Lightbox
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
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8 EGG London
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
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3.6 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
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Awards

Top 20 university for Location

Location Details

The School of Oriental and African Studies
London
WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom