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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea help with my career?

A degree in the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea from SOAS provides its students with competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. You will develop a familiarity with the region through a combination of the study of language, literature, history, cinema, politics, economics or law. 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 the public sector. 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 Japan and Korea 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 include:

  • Teaching and other educational professionals 
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Actors, entertainers and presenters
  • University researchers, unspecified discipline
  • School secretaries
  • Secondary education teaching professionals
  • Solicitors
  • Bank and post office clerks
  • Business and financial project management professionals
  • Business sales executives
  • Buyers and procurement officers
  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
  • Customer service occupations
  • Elementary administration occupations
  • Human resources administrative occupations
  • Marketing and sales directors
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • Officers of non-governmental organisations
  • Public relations professionals
  • Quality assurance and regulatory professionals

DLHE Statistics

Destinations Chart: Japan & Korea 2012

The chart above shows that SOAS Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea graduates are very employable. Graduate Destination Surveys from 2012 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.

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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