SOAS University of London

Japan & Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

Graduate Destinations

A degree in the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea from SOAS provides its students with competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. You will develop a familiarity with the region through a combination of the study of language, literature, history, cinema, politics, economics or law. 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 the public sector. 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 graduate work for?

SOAS Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea 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.

Destination of 2016 graduates (Undergraduates)

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

Japan UG

Korea UG

Example employers
Accenture Korea Trade Centre (KOTRA)
Daiwa Capital Markets Europe KPMG
European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (EAHRNK) Mizuho Bank
Geffrye Musuem Nagahama Board of Education
Japanese Government The Jet Programme

 

Example occupations
Assistant Correspondent Game Master and Japanese Translator
Co-Ordinator of International Relations Junior Broker Trader
Corporate Intelligence Investigator Markets Relationship Manager
Digital Strategy Consulting Analyst Trainee Immigration Adviser
Financial Analyst Recruitment Co-Ordinator

 

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.

Japan PG
Korea PG
Example employers
Bloomberg L.P Storm Research
Korea University Transport for London (Art on the Underground)
National Portrait Gallery Westkin Associates
Star Stable Entertainment AB Yonsei University

 

Example occupations
Communications Officer Freelance Japanese Translator
Early Childhood Development Intern German Speaking Markets Manager
Financial Analyst Lecturer / Head of Educational Department

 

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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