How does a degree in Media Studies help with my career?
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 Media Studies 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?
- SOAS Graduate Careers Case Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
- Options with your Media Studies degree
- What London 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|
|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:
|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 Media and Film Studies|
Job Profiles and Careers Information
- SOAS Careers Moodle – Careers by Sector, including Broadcasting, Film and Video, Publishing, Printing and Journalism, International Development, and Human Rights and Working with Refugees
- SOAS Careers Service
- Occupational profiles and information on Postgraduate Study at Prospects
- Sector and careers information at Careers Tagged
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