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Welcome to the website of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies at SOAS, one of the University of London’s lead colleges.

We offer a wide range of distance learning postgraduate programmes in the fields of finance, financial law, international management, and public policy. On-campus programmes are also available for those wanting to study at SOAS.

Here you can find out about our programmes and modules, our staff and the research undertaken, and the benefits and flexibility of studying by distance learning.

News & Events

DeFiMS ranked first in London

The Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS) at SOAS, University of London has been ranked in first place in London and in sixth place in the UK in the latest national league table.

The Guardian University Guide 2016 also ranked the department with a 96% score for course satisfaction, the second highest score in the country.

Head of Department, Professor Christine Oughton said: “From day one students are encouraged to develop fresh thoughts on financial and management issues and to think globally. We are delighted to be ranked first in London, one of the financial capitals of the world where an international perspective on finance and management is highly sought after.”

Read more about our on campus courses here

Business Network Seminar Videos

You can now view selected talks from the DeFiMS on-campus Business Network Seminars on our videos page