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Department of the Study of Religions

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in the Study of Religions help with my career?

A degree in Study of Religions from SOAS enables students to follow many different careers. Study of Religions graduates leave SOAS with an important knowledge and understanding of peoples’ different culture, history and beliefs concerning fundamental issues.  Graduates are also equipped with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and public sectors. These include; the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources ,often both in the original or other relevant languages; analytical skills to assess critically the materials relevant to a specific issue; written and oral communication skills to present, discuss and debate opinions and conclusions; and problem solving skills.

Former Department of Religion 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:

  • Higher education teaching professionals
  • University researchers, unspecified discipline
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
  • Desktop publishing assistants and operators
  • Human resource managers and directors
  • Officers of non-governmental organisations
  • Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
  • Teaching assistants

DLHE Statistics

The chart above shows that SOAS Study of Religions graduates are very employable. Graduate Destination Surveys from 2011-2012 show that the majority of graduates who could be surveyed are either in work, further study, volunteering or work and study.

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