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160-175 UCAS Points

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What courses and lectures will have only face to face teaching? I do not want to do online teaching and lectures
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I am from India. Wish to pursue masters in development studies. How good is this programme at SOAS. Is it better than Sussex
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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member475368 On 20th January 23 verified Verified student

SOAS is a great school. The faculty are knowledgeable and friendly; I enjoy classes with them. As for the programs, it's a hit or miss. For the master's degree, the combine both UG and PG students, which shouldn't happen. The MA program just feels like an extension of my UG program, and I'm only taking eight classes that only focus on modern history. I'd say the programs are better for the UG. MA students might want to look elsewhere for a more in-depth and focused program that doesn't combine separate levels of academics. The grading scheme is weird as well. For American students, grades over 80% are for publication only! Anything in the 70% range is equal to an "A" level grade! Just a forewarning. Societies and Clubs, there are only a few I was interested in, but they haven't done anything interesting in a while, or the meeting times are during my classes. Wish they had more sports teams. SOAS only has three, and they were basic.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1065369 On 12th January 22 verified Verified student

If you want to be constantly at war with the management of your uni come to SOAS, where everything is done in the most disorganised and inefficient way possible and lecturers and students alike share a shared dislike for the management's decisions.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1154025 On 9th February 21 verified Verified student

Amazing university, great staff

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member751206 On 18th September 20

stayed in Goldsmiths house from 2019-2020,it had been such a wonderful experience. I heard alot about horrible accomodations and flats,but this place wasn't. I came from a very socially connected family and country to study my master in the UK,and I was expecting myself to struggle with being lonely and not having the real sense of family,but it didn't happen. Can you imagine that I really started to miss my family back home when I moved out of Goldmiths?!. This is because the family atmosphere that I felt while living there. Also,this place has everything that you need make out the best of your studies for many reasons: Firstly,it is always clean,all the common areas are sparklingly clean all the day because of the very dedicated staff who are always there and they clean on a daily basis. The only thing you need to take care of is your room. Secondly, The availability of the quite study room helped me alot while searching for a place to focus and not sleep

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member549086 On 5th June 20 verified Verified student

SOAS is a great place for cultures and languages, you will not be disappointed with the level of teaching. I feel like I have gone from zero to fluent in my target language. I wish they had their own gym/sports hall, but there is a student gym 2 minutes away, so it's not a big issue. There are many clubs and societies, but some of them can be quite disorganised. The SU is great, really involved, runs a shop and a bar and organises amazing events. I think SOAS offers a very unique uni experience you won't find anywhere else in the UK.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member1136478 On 11th March 19

Great career fairs - well done

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By samcarlton3577 On 19th May 16

Unique, and honestly quite niche university. World class lecturers in some subjects, less so in others, but if you have a good idea of what it is you want to do, and SOAS does that well, SOAS is a fantastic institution. There language tuition and area studies expertise is second to none in the UK

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By member815237 On 4th September 15

Unique university with an amazing vibe.

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