Languages and Cultures

'Boat Trader' presents a trader who is travelling with renewed stock from Mapila town  to open waters and floating neighborhoods. The wood that he is carrying will be sold to fish processors and fishers who dry and smoke their fish on floating 'zimbowera' islands. He also carries with him maize flour, which he plans to sell to fishers and processors who live on these 'zimbowera' islands for several weeks at a time. He has already traveled two hours from the shore and his movement now is becoming easier in open water. He appears happy, perhaps because of this increasing ease of movement, but also because he is proud of his healthy looking stock ready for sale, something he was happy to explain to me 'the white researcher with a camera

Taken on February 22, 2012 with a Casio EX-Z1000

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Languages and Cultures Undergraduate Degrees

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Nothing can match the intensity and depth of engagement with a different culture than that achieved through knowledge of a local language. At SOAS, we are committed to delivering specialist language-based scholarship in combination with regional focus and disciplinary skills.

Our specialists are committed to studying the languages, literatures, film and cultures (classical and contemporary) of Africa, the Near and Middle EastSouth Asia, and South East Asia. Our work covers a fascinating mix of cultures, languages, religions and traditions, many in dynamic, fast developing regions, which are assuming an increasingly important strategic role in global affairs.

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What’s it like to study BA Chinese at SOAS

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BA Korean graduate is now leading translator in her field. Read more

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Foundation Year” tab_id=”1542293420500-6ad2a78c-04eb”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students take modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/soasoas/programmes/ba-creative-arts/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/IQ5jbHIXMjk” align=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1477304905502{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1527377518313{margin-bottom: -30px !important;}”][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”color” bg_color=”#eaeaea” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”80″ border=”bottom” el_class=”col dark”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1527377628473{margin-top: -60px !important;}”][vc_column_text animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]

Graduate Destinations

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text lead=”yes” animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]Graduates leave SOAS not only with linguistic and cultural expertise but also with a portfolio of widely transferable skills.

Graduates 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, academia, and various United Nations organisations. Examples are given from the past two years destinations:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

  • British Retail Consortium
  • The International New York Times
  • International Alert
  • Interpeace
  • AMP Globe
  • BBC World

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  • CAFOD
  • Edelman
  • EY

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Class of 2017: Six months after completing their studies

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SOAS alumni and students around the world

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