SOAS postgraduate distance learning programmes

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Postgraduate programmes that help you focus on your professional development needs and enhance your expertise

In an increasingly competitive job market, having a specialist Master's qualification can provide you with the skills and expertise that employers are looking for and give you an advantage over other graduates.

With more than 3,000 students in over 160 countries, SOAS is the largest provider of postgraduate distance learning programmes for the University of London International Programmes.

It offers specialist programmes in financial and management studies through the Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS), and programmes in sustainable development, environmental management and poverty reduction through the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP).

Programmes available:

New programme: Climate Change and Development

This new master's degree will examine how development models create environmental problems like climate change, which themselves threaten the objectives of development. By surveying the broad science of climate change issues, the programme provides the knowledge and skills required for critically engaging with development policy and practice.

Register your interest.

Learn from the experts

SOAS academic staff are at the forefront of their fields, publishing their work and sharing globally with other academics, decision-makers and opinion-formers. Research provides the foundations for all of its teaching, helping to provide a challenging, rigorous and focused learning experience.

Flexible study opportunities

As a student, you will be provided with high quality study guides, relevant textbooks and readings, and online access to tutorial support and to a community of like-minded professionals.

You'll be able to combine your studies with your working life and bring further skills and knowledge to the workplace from the outset. You will also benefit from the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification and to build up a global network of professional contacts.

Download the CEDEP prospectus
Download the CeFIMS prospectus
Download the General prospectus

Alumni Interview: MSc Finance (Economic Policy)

MSc Environmental Management - student interview (Switzerland)