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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Graduate Destinations

How does an Anthropology and Sociology degree help with my career?

The department of Anthropology and Sociology provides innovative and challenging teaching that develops students understanding of the world and how society is organised and provides graduates up to a wide range of career possibilities.  As well as detailed subject knowledge, which varies according to the biological or social focus of the degree; graduates are equipped with a portfolio of transferable skills which employers seek, including analytical skills, written and oral communication skills, research skills, planning and organisation skills along with the ability to work in teams.

Former Anthropology and Sociology students have gone on to employment in a range of professional roles in business and public sectors, as well as continuing in the field of research either at SOAS or other institutions

Destinations of recent graduates from this department immediately after graduation include:

  • Teaching and other educational professionals 
  • Researchers 
  • Higher education teaching professionals
  • University researchers, unspecified discipline
  • Youth and community workers
  • Business, research and administrative professionals 
  • Archivists and curators
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Chief executives and senior officials
  • Elementary administration occupations.
  • Functional managers and directors n.e.c.
  • Officers of non-governmental organisations
  • Advertising accounts managers and creative directors
  • Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
  • Public relations professionals
  • IT project and programme managers
  • Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
  • Management consultants and business analysts
  • Managers and proprietors in other services 
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • Secondary education teaching professionals
  • Senior professionals of educational establishments
  • Sports and leisure assistants
  • Teaching assistants
  • Health associate professionals
  • Financial and accounting technicians
  • Commercial artists
  • Business and related associate professionals
  • Arts officers, producers and directors
  • Web design and development professionals

DLHE Statistics

The chart above shows that SOAS Anthropology & Sociology graduates are very employable. Graduate Destination Surveys from 2012 show that the majority of graduates who could be surveyed are either in work, further study, work and study or volunteering.

Further information about DLHE is available on the Careers Service website.

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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