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South Asia Department

Graduate Destinations

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

The department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia equips students with linguistic and cultural expertise along with a portfolio of widely transferable skills that employers seek.  These include 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 South Asia 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
  • Medical and dental technicians
  • Personal assistants and other secretaries
  • Researchers
  • University researchers, unspecified discipline
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals
  • Youth and community workers
  • Archivists and curators
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Desktop publishing assistants and operators
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Higher education teaching professionals

DLHE Statistics

The chart above shows that SOAS Languages and Cultures of South Asia 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.

Further information about DLHE is available on the Careers Service website.

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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