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.
|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|
|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.
|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|
|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
- Occupational profiles for 600 career areas on Prospects
- Postgraduate study information and database on Prospects
- Country profiles: Japan
- What can I do with a Japanese degree?
- For more information about careers, visit Careers Tagged
- Asia Web Guide
- UK in Japan—Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Escape Artist– Japan
- Tokyo Connections
- Volunteer Abroad in Asia
- The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
- Bilingual careers in Japan
- Dai Job—Japan
- Jobs in Japan
- Intern Abroad—Japan
- JET Programme: Teach in Japan
- MK English News in Korea
- Korea Herald
- Job Korea
- Korea for Expats
- Korea Job Link
- Work in Korea
- Jobs Abroad—Korea
- TaLK Programme: Teach & Learn in Korea
- Jobs DB—Korea