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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:

Job titlesEmployers
  • Teacher of Social Services
  • Research Analyst Intern
  • Community Organiser
  • Case Manager
  • Founder/Editor/Chief
  • Medical Communications Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Design Strategist
  • Fundraiser and Communications Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Staffing Associate
  • Program Co-Ordinator
  • Impact Evaluation Consultant
  • Special Educational Needs Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Director
  • Consultancy - food related issues
  • Sustainability Co-Ordinator
  • Technical Adviser
  • Project Manager
  • Instructional Designer
  • Convenience Store Manager
  • Researcher
  • Freelance Research Writer
  • Research Fellow
  • Junior Support Adviser
  • Program Development
  • Research Analyst
  • Tutor
  • Migrant Co-ordination Intern
  • Palmciantz Skolan
  • Locality
  • HM Prison Brixton
  • Bricolage
  • Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
  • Educaid
  • Gensler
  • St Josephs HI School
  • NCVO - National Charity Volunteer Organisations
  • the challenge network
  • The University of Arizona
  • 3ie
  • Unspecified Educational Establishment
  • Aleron Partners
  • Integrate Realities
  • Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia (Italy)
  • The Environment Council.
  • Farmigo
  • Green Radio Trust
  • Premazimji Foundation
  • Late Stop
  • Princess Masachakii Sirin Dhoin Anthropology Centre
  • Freelance Research Writer
  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
  • Reach Out
  • Help the Hospices
  • Integrity Research and Consultancy
  • Heidelberg University
  • Italian Council of Refugees


DLHE Statistics

The two charts above show that SOAS Anthropology & Sociology graduates are very employable. Graduate Destination Surveys from 2012/13 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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  • For more information about careers, visit Careers Tagged

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