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About the university: Founded in 1916, SOAS, University of London, is the only higher education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff (300+) concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East. SOAS has more than 5,000 students from 133 countries on campus, and just over 50% per cent of them are from outside the UK. In addition, about 3,600 students around the world are taking one our distance learning programmes. There is a roughly equal split between undergraduates (55%) and postgraduates (45%).
Areas of expertise: The research of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences aims to combine regional knowledge and expertise with global issues in economics, political economy and law, with emphasis on interdisciplinarity and cultural understanding. A special feature is the orientation of its work towards political economy and heterodox approaches to economics. Research of the Department of Development Studies is centred around globalization and neoliberalism, migration and mobility, agrarian change, and labour markets. The focus of the Department of Economics is on the economics of development and growth.
Courses offered: The Faculty offers undergraduate, graduate and MPhil/PhD programmes in areas such as development economics; development studies; economics; environment and development economics; finance and development; global energy and climate policy; globalization and development; globalization and multinational corporations; migration, mobility and development; and political economy of development.