SOAS University of London

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.  

Who do graduates work for?

SOAS Languages and Cultures of South 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 9 known destinations of the 2015 UK, EU and International graduates of single and joint honours studies within the department.

Example employers
British Airways
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
SEWA Bharat

 

Example occupations
Climate Change Project Intern
Operations Officer
Project Assistant

 

Destinations 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
Baobab Centre GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
BBC Radio OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
Communication University of China (CUC) Vyners School

 

Example occupations
Climate Change Project Intern Researcher
Freelance Journalist Secondary School Teacher (Head of Music Studies)
Lecturer Senior Resident

 

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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