SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

The structure and contents of courses reflect the importance given to conceptual and methodological clarity, and to the independent interests of students. Particular importance is given to the training of student's visual memory through the study of visual images.

Course Modules

All years: Theory and method in the study of Asian and African art; introduction to the art and archaeology of Africa; introduction to the art and archaeology of east Asia; introduction to the art and archaeology of south and southeast Asia; introduction to the art and archaeology of the near and Middle East; architecture of Tibet and the Himalayas; art and culture in imperial China; arts of Tibet; contemporary Korean arts in east Asia; Hindu art in Medieval India; Japanese art; art and empire in early modern south India.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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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

18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 65%

Total Coursework: 34%

Total Practical: 1%

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

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