SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Graduate Destinations

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 2017 Graduates: Postgraduates

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

Global Media and Communications Postgraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 89%. Work and study 0%. Studying 0%. Other 11%.
Example employers include:
  • BBC World Service
  • Bengal Foundation
  • CHC Digital
  • CNBC
  • European Parliament
  • Grasshoppers India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hansard Society
  • NBCUniversal
  • Mosaic
  • UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency)
Example occupations include:
  • Assistant Professor
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Bureau Co-Ordinator
  • Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Communication Officer
  • Foreign Policy News Journalist
  • Head of Administration
  • News Trainee
  • Programme Manager and Marketing Executive
  • 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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