SOAS University of London

South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Graduate Destinations

With a degree in Languages and Cultures of South East Asia from SOAS, students gain competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding.  Graduates leave SOAS with linguistic and cultural expertise along with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek including 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 graduates work for?

SOAS Languages and Cultures of South East Asia students 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 2017 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.

South East Asia Undergraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 56%. Work and study 11%. Studying 0%. Other 33%.
Example employers:
  • Deloitte
  • Melton College
  • World Conference of Religions for Peace Japan
  • World Food Health  
Example occupations:
  • Analyst
  • Civil Service Officer
  • Junior Researcher
  • Secondary School Teacher
Destination of 2017 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.

South East Asia Postgraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 0%. Work and study 50%. Studying 0%. Other 50%.
Example employers:
  • Carers UK
  • Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Kingdom of Thailand 
  • Pansodan Gallery
  • SEAMEO SPAFA Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts
  • Unity Secondary School
Example occupations:
  • Diplomatic Assistant
  • Gallery Manager
  • Lecturer in Applied Arts and Design
  • Managing Director
  • Project Co-Ordinator
  • Senior Correspondent
What do Graduates do?
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