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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 immediately after graduation include

  • Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
  • Public services associate professionals
  • Teaching and other educational professionals 
  • Researchers 
  • Public relations professionals
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Business and financial project management professionals
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Legal associate professionals
  • Advertising accounts managers and creative directors
  • Teaching assistants
  • University researchers, unspecified discipline
  • Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors
  • Youth and community workers
  • Library clerks and assistants
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • National government administrative occupations
  • Officers of non-governmental organisations
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Construction project managers and related professionals
  • Elementary administration occupations 
  • Financial and accounting technicians
  • Human resources and industrial relations officers
  • Importers and exporters
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

DLHE Statistics

Destinations Chart: Near & Middle East 2012

The chart above shows that SOAS Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East 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.

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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