SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East help with my career?

A degree in Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East from SOAS equips students with 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 including 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 Near and Middle East 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.

Destination of 2015 graduates (Undergraduates)

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 45 known destinations of the 2015 UK, EU and International graduates of single and joint honours studies within the department.

Example employers
Akademiker Sorburndet SSR Financial Conduct Authority
Cara / Institute for Strategic Dialogue Humanitarian Research Service
Cordoba Foundation International Society for Water Solutions
Deloitte Metropolitan Police Service
Edelman Shi'ah Institute
 
Example occupations
Associate Auditor International Account Manager
Community Advocate Interpreter and Translator
Fellowship and Extreme Dialogue Intern Researcher
Graduate Development Programme Participant Trainee Broker
 

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 52 known destinations of the 2014 UK, EU and International Postgraduate and research degrees within the department.

Example employers
The American University in Cairo Master Technosoft
Association of Commonwealth Universities MEED.com
Eski┼čehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi UNHCR (United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees)
Foreign Office United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
Korea Energy Economic Institute Cambridge Muslim College

 

Example occupations
Civil Servant Public Information Intern
Freelance Textbook Designer Freelance Textbook Designer
Human Resources (HR) Manager Scholarships Assistant
Journalist Policy Intern
Koran Teacher Research Fellow
 

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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