SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia help with my career?

A postgraduate degree in Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia from SOAS provides essential skills such as competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Graduates leave SOAS with linguistic and cultural expertise, along with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and public sectors. These include written and oral communication skills; attention to detail; analytical and problem solving skills; and the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources.

Former Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia 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 are listed below.

Example employers include:

  • 102 Avenue Surgery
  • Cypress Books Co. (UK)
  • Den Norske Atlanterhavskomité (The Norwegian Atlantic Commit
  • Dragons in Europe
  • English First
  • Heathrow Airport Limited
  • ITN
  • King Solomon Academy
  • Last Word Media
  • Liu Xiaodong and Yu Hong Studio
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • Monolith Productions
  • Self-Employed Translator
  • Shakespeare Schools Festival
  • Suzhou, Anhui Number One High School
  • The Crossroads Centre
  • The Lord Nelson
  • Two Dragons Training and Consultancy
  • Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University)

Example job titles include:

  • Administrator
  • Adult English Teacher
  • Business Developer / Self-Employed Trainer
  • Children's English Language Teacher
  • Chinese Teacher
  • Course Administrator
  • Digital Producer
  • English Teacher
  • Information Adviser
  • Mandarin Teacher
  • On Set Translator (English-Mandarin)
  • Passenger Ambassador
  • Policy Officer
  • Pub Staff
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Consultant
  • Schools Recruitment Officer
  • Secondary School Teaching Assistant
  • Self-Employed Translator
  • Social Art Salon Project Manager
  • TEFL Teacher
  • Translator
  • Tutor

DLHE Statistics

Graduate Destination Surveys from 2014 show that 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.

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