Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

With around 25 staff, the department is the foremost centre for the study of African and Asian history in the UK, perhaps in Europe.

Department specialisms

Particular strengths in economic, social, religious and political history, and in the history of medicine, science and technology with Asia and Africa.

Information for international students

An English language qualification such as (TOEFL 637 or 270) or IELTS (7.0) may be required. English language support is available. Information, including English Language requirements, can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/international/

Fees and funding

ESRC, British Academy, school fellowships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
020 7898 4700