SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in Global Media and Communications help with my career?

The Centre for Global Media and Communications (previously the Centre for Media Studies) at SOAS provides students with critical skills to follow a career in journalism, the arts or a more general graduate job.  With a degree in Media Studies graduates have the foundations to work in a range of media related jobs such as news organisations, non-governmental agencies, United Nations organisations, marketing companies, public relations, press offices, publishing and media production. With the special focus on the Global South, graduates have the extra knowledge and skill to work in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

A degree from the Centre for Global Media and Communications provides students with a number of transferable skills that can be applied to other types of professions.  These include: research skills; written and oral communication skills; visual analysis and specialist subject knowledge of media industries, media consumption and production in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Former 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.

What do Graduates do?

Destination of 2014 Graduates: Postgraduates

All postgraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation (for postgraduate students this is in April) to find out what they are 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).

Below is the latest information from the 22 known destinations of the 2014 UK, EU and International postgraduates within the department. Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

Example employers include:
BBC World Service Grasshoppers India Pvt. Ltd.
Bengal Foundation Hansard Society
CHC Digital Mosaic
CNBC NBCUniversal
European Parliament UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency)


Example occupations include:
Assistant Professor Foreign Policy News Journalist
Broadcast Journalist Head of Administration
Bureau Co-Ordinator News Trainee
Digital Marketing Assistant Programme Manager and Marketing Executive
Communication Officer Scholars Programme Assistant


Examples of further study institutions:
City University
Iran Cultural House
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
SOAS, University of London


Examples of further study courses:
Certificate Course in Persian
MA Classical and Contemporary Text
MPhil Media in the Middle East
PhD Journalism
PhD Media and Film Studies


Job Profiles and Careers Information

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