SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

Graduate Destinations

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

With a degree in Languages and Cultures of South East Asia from SOAS, students gain 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 seek 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 Languages and Cultures of South East Asia students 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 6 known destinations of the 2015 UK, EU and International graduates of single and joint honours studies within the department.

Example employers
Deloitte
Melton College
World Conference of Religions for Peace Japan
World Food Health
  
Example occupations
Analyst
Civil Service Officer
Junior Researcher
Secondary School Teacher

 

Destination 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).

There were insufficient numbers for this survey, however see below for examples of destinations of previous postgraduates.

Example employers
Carers UK Pansodan Gallery
Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. SEAMEO SPAFA Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Kingdom of Thailand Unity Secondary School

 

Example occupations
Diplomatic Assistant Managing Director
Gallery Manager Project Co-Ordinator
Lecturer in Applied Arts and Design Senior Correspondent

 

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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