SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Graduate Destinations

The department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia equips students with linguistic and cultural expertise along with a portfolio of widely transferable skills that employers seek.  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 graduates work for?

SOAS Languages and Cultures of South 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 Asia Undergraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 56%. Work and study 0%. Studying 19%. Other 25%.
Example employers:
  • British Airways
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
  • SEWA Bharat
Example occupations:
  • Climate Change Project Intern
  • Operations Officer
  • Project Assistant 

Destinations 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 Asia Postgraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 83%. Work and study 0%. Studying 0%. Other 17%.
Example employers:
  • Baobab Centre GIZ
  • BBC Radio
  • Communication University of China (CUC)
  • (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
  • OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  • Vyners School
Example occupations:
  • Climate Change Project Intern
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Secondary School Teacher (Head of Music Studies)
  • Senior Resident

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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