SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

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 2015 Graduates: Undergraduates

All undergraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation (for undergraduate students this is January) to find out what they are doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling. We find out this data in the summer, and here is the latest information from the 36 known destinations of the 2015 UK, EU and International graduates of single and joint honours within the department. Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

Example employers include:
Action on Hearing Loss MTA International                                                   
Deloitte NTT DoCoMo
Esdevium Games Razor Research
Hackney Migrant Centre The New York Times
IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) Three Faiths Forum 3FF

 

Example occupations include:
Consultant                                 Graduate Trainee                      
Education Worker Intern
Film Editor Project Officer
Games Demonstrator Research Executive
Gender Violence Outreach Worker Web Developer

 

Destination of 2015 Graduates: Postgraduates

All postgraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation (so for postgraduate students this is in April) to find out what they are doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling. This data is added to the Undergraduate survey the following January and we receive the data in the summer (i.e. approximately 18 months after graduation).

Below is the latest information from the 66 known destinations of the 2015 UK, EU and International postgraduates within the department. Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

Example employers include:
Action Against Hunger London International Development Centre (LIDC)
Amnesty International Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Department for International Development (DFID) Somali Embassy
Dublin Institute Technology Stroz Freidberg
Etihad Airways UNHCR (United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Westat

 

Example occupations include:
Advocacy Intern Media Reform Programme Adviser
Analyst Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer
Cultural Development Leader Programme Manager for Humanitarian Research
Education Champions Co-Ordinator Project Manager
Food Events Co-Ordinator Research Assistant

  

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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