SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Graduate Destinations

A degree in Study of Religions from SOAS enables students to follow many different careers. Study of Religions graduates leave SOAS with an important knowledge and understanding of peoples’ different culture, history and beliefs concerning fundamental issues.  Graduates are also equipped with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers in both business and public sectors. These include; the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources ,often both in the original or other relevant languages; analytical skills to assess critically the materials relevant to a specific issue; written and oral communication skills to present, discuss and debate opinions and conclusions; and problem solving skills.

Former Department of Religion 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.

Destinations of 2017 Graduates: Undergraduates

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

Religions and Philosophies Undergraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 50%. Work and study 0%. Studying 50%. Other 0%.
Example employers include:
  • Baobab Centre
  • Clarion Communications
  • Edelman
  • Faversham House Group
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Shi'ah Institute
  • St Luke's Hospice
  • The Inter Faith Network for the UK
  • The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Example occupations include:
  • Assistant Account Executive
  • Client Account Manager
  • Conference Producer
  • Events Assistant
  • Fundraising Administration Assistant
  • Project Support Officer
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Secondary School Teacher (History)
  • Student Ministry Apprenticeship

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.

Religions and Philosophies Postgraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 71%. Work and study 14%. Studying 5%. Other 10%.
Example employers include:
  • Chikitsa Health Ltd
  • Kwittken
  • MASS1
  • The Graphical Tree and Bright Leaf
  • The Inter Faith Network for the UK
  • The National Museum of Tajikistan
  • The Westminster Society for People with Learning Difficulties
  • University of Calcutta
  • William Temple Foundation
  • Xavier School
 Example occupations include:
  • Academic Co-ordinator
  • Account Executive
  • Assistant Director of Communications and Development
  • Company Director
  • Events Assistant
  • Head of Collection Registration and Cataloguing Department
  • Outreach Worker
  • Research Associate
  • Sales Manager
  • Student Recruitment Assistant

What do Graduates do?

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