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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 include:

Employer & Job title
Private Bank Executive, Barclays
Teaching Assistant, Bethnal Green Academy
Manager BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Factor
Associate Consultant, CACI Ltd.
Credit Research Intern, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Graduate Intern Economic Analysis, Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Research Analyst, Frost and Sullien
Mathematics Teacher, Hatch End High School
Assistant Economist, HM Treasury
Economic Researcher, IESE (Institute of Social and Economic Studies)
Economist, IHS Jane's
Container Analyst, informa
Risk Management Trainee, International Netherlands Group
Research Intern, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Project Manager, Ministry International Co-Operation
Expenditure Analyst, Ministry of Finance, Government of the Republic of Vanuatu
Official, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Economist, Ministry of Health, South Sudan
Economist, Ministry of Justice
Policy and Plan Analyst, National Economic Social Development Board
Research Manager, Open Society Foundations
Fellow, ODI
Consultant, Oxford Policy Management
Senior Research Associate, Samhita
Visiting Lecturer, SOAS
Policy Analyst, The House of Lords
Junior Consultant, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

DLHE Statistics

Graduate Destination Surveys from 2012-2013 show that the majority of graduates who could be surveyed are either in work, further study, work and study or volunteering.

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