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.  

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 (including combined degrees) immediately after graduation are listed below.

Example employers include:

  • Baobab Centre
  • BBC Radio
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
  • Communication University of China (CUC)
  • GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  • Railroad
  • Sanctuary Students
  • Vyners School

Example job titles include:

  • Climate Change Project Intern
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Lecturer
  • Operations Officer
  • Project Assistant
  • Sales Adviser
  • Secondary School Teacher (Head of Music Studies)
  • Senior Resident
  • Volunteering Assistant

DLHE Statistics

Graduate Destination Surveys from 2014 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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