SOAS University of London

Department of Religions and Philosophies

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in Religions and Philosophies help with my career?

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 2015 Graduates: Undergraduates

All undergraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation (for undergraduate students this is January) to find out what they are doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling. We find out this data in the summer, and here is the latest information from the 30 known destinations of the 2015 UK, EU and International graduates of single and joint honours within the department. Examples are given from the past two years destinations.

Example employers include:
Baobab Centre Luton Borough Council
Clarion Communications Shi'ah Institute
Edelman St Luke's Hospice
Faversham House Group The Inter Faith Network for the UK
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

 

Example occupations include:
Assistant Account Executive Project Support Officer
Client Account Manager Public Relations Assistant
Conference Producer Research Assistant
Events Assistant Secondary School Teacher (History)
Fundraising Administration Assistant Student Ministry Apprenticeship

 

Destination of 2014 Graduates: Postgraduates

All postgraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation (so 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 19 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:
Chikitsa Health Ltd The National Museum of Tajikistan
Kwittken The Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities
MASS1 University of Calcutta
The Graphical Tree and Bright Leaf William Temple Foundation
The Inter Faith Network for the UK Xavier School

 

Example occupations include:
Academic Co-ordinator Head of Collection Registration and Cataloguing Department
Account Executive Outreach Worker
Assistant Director of Communications and Development Research Associate
Company Director Sales Manager
Events Assistant Student Recruitment Assistant

  

What do Graduates do?

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