SOAS University of London

China & Inner Asia Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

Graduate Destinations

A degree in Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia from SOAS provides essential skills such as competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Graduates leave SOAS with linguistic and cultural expertise, along with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and public sectors. 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 China and Inner Asia 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, and academia, various United Nations organisations, publishing and media organisations.

All undergraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation to find out what they were doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling.

Undergraduate:

China Undergraduate 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 58%. Work and study 8%. Studying 21%. Other 13%.

Example employers:
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Nanjing Museum
  • ITN
  • KUONI Global Travel Services
  • Last Word Media
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • The Crossroads Centre
  • Ecotricity
  • Rethinking Economics
Example occupations:
  • Corporate Intelligence Investigator
  • On Set Translator (English-Mandarin)
  • Digital Producer
  • Reporter
  • Junior Project Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Legal Researcher and Writer
  • Teacher - Mandarin
  • Licensing Officer
  • Policy Officer

Destinations of 2016 graduates (postgraduates)

All postgraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation to find out what they were doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling.

China PG

Example employers:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • Perking University
  • Pinewood Studios Group
  • Shanghai Jungle
  • The Bushey Academy
Example occupations:
  • Freelance Translator
  • Lecturer
  • Policy Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher (Mandarin, French and Spanish)

 

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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