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

Former Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East 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 (including combined degrees) immediately after graduation are listed below.

Example employers include:

Age UK
Al-Quds Al-Arabi
American University of Sharjah
Arab Human Rights Academy
Arab Image Foundation
Beit Al Karma
Ben Uri
Broadham Care
Cabinet Office
Cambridge Muslim College
Control Risks
Council for Arab-British Understanding
DEMCO Group of Companies
Democracy Reporting International
Department for International Development
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Financial Times
Forum Transregionale Studien
Frontier Strategy Group
Green Library
Haringey Migrant Support Centre

Israel-Palestine: Creative Regional Initiatives
JET Programme
Kamel Lazaar Foundation
Koshari Street
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Middle Eastern Women and Society organisation
Middle East Consultancy Services
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
PA Knowledge Limited
Parson's Nose
Passing Clouds
Petra Stienen
Queensbridge Primary School
Room to Heal
Stockholm Institute of Peace Research
The International Media Associates
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Université Saint-Joseph
Unspecified Charity
William Rose Butchers
Example job titles include:
Administration and Finance Intern
ALT (Assistant Language Teacher)
Arab Image Foundation Intern
Archivist Assistant
Assistant Consultant
Assistant Policy Adviser
Carlo Schmid Fellow
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Development and Communication Manager
Foreign Investment Public Relations (PR) Manager
Freelance Media Analyst
Freelance Translator
Freelance Video Researcher
Freelance Writer
Information Officer
Management Consultant
Media Operations Co-Ordinator
Middle East Programme Assistant
Policy Officer
Primary School Class Teacher
Programme Co-Ordinator
Project Manager
Protection Delegate
Publishing Intern
Reporting Specialist
Research Analyst
Research Assistant
Research Fellow
Research Intern
Research Midwife
Self-Employed Translator
Special Reports Intern
Support Worker
Syria Consultant
Team Leader
Youth Chaplain

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.

What do Graduates do?

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