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Individual Professional Awards

For those looking to update their professional skills, specialise in a particular area, or see if distance learning is right for them without the commitment of a full programme, an Individual Professional Award (IPA) is the perfect option.

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The next application deadline is:
11 April 2016

Follow the links below to learn more about studying with us and how to apply:

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SOAS Distance Learning Programme Guide 2016

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Free online course

Understanding Public Financial Management: How Is Your Money Spent?

Take a fresh look at public financial management with a new free online course that CeFiMS has produced in partnership with FutureLearn. The course examines public financial management and the impact of financial management around the world, looking at examples including Greece's public debt crisis and the city of Detroit filing for bankruptcy in 2013 …

News and events

University of London Graduation Ceremony 2016

The 2016 London Graduation Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at the Barbican Centre in London.

To find out more, please visit the Graduation pages of the University of London website here

Postgraduate Open Evening

Our next Postgraduate Open Evening will take place at SOAS on Thursday 3 March 2016.

Open Evenings are a great opportunity to meet our academic staff to gain information and advice on our programmes, and to find out more about the world-class teaching available at SOAS.

Please visit our Events page for more information and to register your interest for this event.

Existing students

If you are an existing student, you can find useful information about your studies via the links below.