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ICC - Undergraduate Student Destinations


Updated 16 October 2019

Congratulations to our 2018-19 ICC students who performed even better than the 2017-18 cohort. 81 students completed out of 90 starters. There were 24 Distinctions, 24 Merits and just 6 Fails, so almost 60% of students achieved a Merit score or better.

Having applied to almost 50 universities and received offers from more 40, the students progressed to 19 different UK universities.

SOAS received 29 students on 21 different degrees, covering subjects as diverse as Accounting and Finance, Management, Economics, Development Studies, Politics/IR, History, Anthropology and Art. Students went on to a range of degrees with a language/regional/cultural focus including the Middle East, Arabic, Japan, Japanese language and Hebrew. 12 students took advantage of SOAS’ flexible degree structure to choose two subject degrees (such as Law and Development Studies, Social Anthropology, Japanese and Politics and International Relations) from the 300+ combinations available.

After SOAS, UCL was the next most popular destination, with 9 students progressing, followed by King’s with 5. Outside London, Manchester and Durham were favourites with large numbers of applications and students enrolling.

In total, more than 70% of students were placed in the University of London and over 90% of students were able to stay at SOAS or progress to a UK Top 30 University (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).

The full list of ICC student destinations in 2019 is below (the figure in brackets shows the number of students progressing to that programme):


University of London

  • BA History and International Relations
  • BSc Investment & Financial Risk Management (with Professional Placement)
  • BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management (2)
King's College London
  • BSc Economics and Management
  • BEng Electronic Engineering
  • BA Liberal Arts
  • BSc Mathematics with Management and Finance
  • BSc Mathematics with Statistics
  • BSc International Relations and Chinese
Queen Mary
  • BA Comparative Literature and Film Studies
  • BA International Relations
  • BSc Mathematics and Statistics
  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BA Development Studies and Arabic
  • BA Development Studies and World Philosophies
  • BA Economics and Development Studies (3)
  • BA Global Liberal Arts
  • BA History of Art (Asia, Africa, Europe) (2)
  • BA History of Art/Archaeology
  • BSc International Management (Japan with Year Abroad)
  • BSc International Management (MENA)
  • BA International Relations (2)
  • BA International Relations and Hebrew
  • LLB Law (2)
  • BA Law and Development Studies
  • BSc Management
  • BA Politics and Economics
  • BA Politics and International Relations (3)
  • BA Religion, Culture and Society
  • BA Social Anthropology
  • BA Social Anthropology and Development Studies (2)
  • BA Social Anthropology and Japanese
  • BA World Philosophies
  • BSc Anthropology (2)
  • BSc Anthropology with a Year Abroad
  • BA Comparative Literature (2)
  • BSc Economics and Statistics
  • BA English
  • BSc Statistics, Economics and Finance (2)

Outside University of London

  • BA Anthropology and Sociology
  • BA Economics
  • BA Sociology
  • MA Sociology and Social Anthropology (2)
  • LLB Law
  • MA Digital Media & Information Studies/ Business & Management
  • MA Philosophy
  • BSc Accounting and Management
  • BBA Business Administration
  • BA International Relations
Liverpool John Moores
  • LLB Law
  • BAEcon Economics
  • BSc Management (Accounting and Finance)
  • BSc Mathematics with Finance
  • LLB Law
  • BSc Management
  • BA/BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)