SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in Economics help with my career?

The department of Economics provides students with a range of important skills necessary to continue in the field of research, as well as a portfolio of widely transferable employability skills valued by employers. These include numeracy, analytical thinking and general skills such as organisation and effective communication skills.  In addition the study of Economics gives students particular problem solving skills including: abstraction, analysis, quantification, strategic thinking and adaptability.

Former Economics students have gone on to employment in a range of professional roles in both business and public sectors, such as international banking and financial analysis, national governments in many parts of the world, international development agencies and a range of non-government organisations.  The Economics degree programmes have also enabled graduates to continue 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:

Automated Systems Holdings Limited (The ASL Group)
Bloomberg L.P
Capital Economics
Civil Service
Department for Transport
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
Development Solutions (DS)
Do-it Trust
Drew University
Global One 2015
Goldman Sachs
Grant Thornton
IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES)
KKS Advisors
Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party)
Lagrimas de Dolores
Leeds University Business School
London School of Economics and Political Science Students' U
National University of Ireland (NUI)
North South University
Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets)
Self-Employed Writer
SOAS, University of London
Swiss Re
The Labour Party
The Risk Advisory Group
The University of Northampton
University of Coimbra (Centre for Social Studies)
University of Leeds
University of the West of England
War on Want
Example job titles include:
Accounting Associate
Administration Assistant
Assistant Economist
Assistant Professor of Economics
Bid Writer
Campaigns and Policy Director
Civil Servant
Equity Derivative Worker
Financial Analyst
Financial Services Consultant
General Election Mobilisation Assistant
Graduate Tax Trainee
Group Strategy and Development Intern
International Development Intern
Lecturer in Economics
Lecturer in International Development
Lecturer in International Economics
Monitoring Analyst
Policy Data Manager
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Postgraduate Students' Officer
Project Management Consultant Intern
Project Officer
Research Assistant and Economist
Research Associate
Research Fellow
Sales Adviser
Sales and Marketing Director
Self-Employed Author
Sustainability and Strategy Consultant
Sustainability Consultant
Tax Adviser
Tax Associate
Team Assistant
Technical Adviser
Trainee Economic Consultant

DLHE Statistics

Graduate Destination Surveys from 2014 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.

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