SOAS University of London

Ella Britton

My course has opened up the possibility of lots of exciting career paths; I am currently considering the option of travel writing, trainee journalism with the BBC, or digital marketing.

I fell in love with Anthropology during my undergraduate studies. Previously, at secondary school, my main interest had been Drama and, although this may not seem like the most obvious route into Anthropology, I was able to make use of my theatrical experience when I was studying Jack the Ripper tours around Brick Lane as part of a research project into Dark Tourism. SOAS offered the opportunity to study a more specific field of Anthropology than had been available during my undergraduate studies, and there has been the flexibility within my course to take modules on the Culture and Society of South Asia and the Middle East. It has been such an interesting year. I have found my time at SOAS colourful and lively, and there is never a dull moment to sit down and do nothing. I have made lots of great friends on my course, and also through the women’s rugby team, which I helped to found in conjunction with five other colleges of the University of London. My course has opened up the possibility of lots of exciting career paths; I am currently considering the option of travel writing, trainee journalism with the BBC, or digital marketing.