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 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.

Who do graduates work for?

SOAS Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia graduates have gone on to employment in a range of professional roles in both business and public sectors, such as national governments in many parts of the world, international organisations and development agencies, educational and cultural establishments, non-governmental organisations, and academia, various United Nations organisations, publishing and media organisations.

DLHE Statistics

All undergraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation (so for undergraduate students this is in January) to find out what they were doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling. We find out this data in the summer, so here is the latest information from the 38 known destinations of the 2015 UK, EU and International graduates of single and joint honours studies within the department.

Example employers
Bloomberg LP PwC
Nanjing Museum KPMG
ITN The Crossroads Centre
KUONI Global Travel Services Ecotricity
Last Word Media Rethinking Economics

 

Example occupations
Corporate Intelligence Investigator On Set Translator (English-Mandarin)
Digital Producer Reporter
Junior Project Manager Research Analyst
Legal Researcher and Writer Teacher - Mandarin
Licensing Officer Policy officer

 

Destinations 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 were 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). Here is the latest information from the 29 known destinations of the 2014 UK, EU and International Postgraduate and research degrees within the department.

Example employers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Perking University
Pinewood Studios Group
Shanghai Jungle
The Bushey Academy

 

Example occupations
Freelance Translator
Lecturer
Policy Officer
Project Manager
Secondary School Teacher (Mandarin, French and Spanish)

 

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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