SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme is taught jointly by the School of Oriental and African Studies and the History of Art Department of University College London. The official title of this degree is History of Art (Asia, Africa, Europe) in order to distinguish it from the History of Art degrees taught elsewhere in the University e.g. the Courtauld Institute or UCL, where a History of Art degree which concentrates on Western art is offered.

Course Modules

Year 1: 2 SOAS units from: Introduction to the art and archaeology of Africa; introduction to the art and archaeology of the Near and Middle East; introduction to the art and archaeology of east Asia; introduction to the art and archaeology of south and south east Asia; 2 UCL units. Year 2: At least 1.5 SOAS units: May include 1 open option course; at least 1.5 UCL units. Year 3: At least 1 SOAS unit: Normally including an independent study project; may include 1 open option course; at least 1 UCL unit.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

KIS Key Information Set

The KIS is an official overview of comparable information on higher education courses for prospective students. Read more.

90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 86%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

84% Go on to work and/or study

In work 41
Studying 40
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 12
Unknown 3

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 39%

Total Coursework: 56%

Total Practical: 5%

£5,450 - £5,450
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,090 - £5,890
Typical cost of private accommodation