Employability

Overview

In a world of shrinking borders, the international expertise of our graduates is highly valued by employers both in the UK and the wider world. 

At the heart of our programmes is a strong commitment to values of equality and social justice. And that is why our students go on to pursue careers that make a real difference. 

A degree from SOAS prepares you for a career within a global economy and a multicultural world. 

We are

6th in the UK

for employment outcomes (QS World University Rankings 2023)

Where do our graduates go?

These days the demand for intercultural awareness and people skills is growing. Through our unique combination of language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, SOAS students are exceptionally well equipped to meet demands of top recruiters across the globe. 

Our graduates can be found at: 

  • Amnesty International 
  • BBC
  • Bloomberg
  • Clifford Chance
  • Deloitte
  • Department for International Development
  • Edelman
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • KPMG
  • Médicins Sans Frontiers
  • Oxfam
  • PWC
  • Save The Children
  • The World Bank
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Wall Street Journal
  • WaterAid
  • World Food Programme

and many more.

Take a look at the 'Employment' section on our course pages for more tailored information to the degree(s) you are interested in. 

Andrew Mahiga, MSc in Public Policy & Management graduate 2021

It [SOAS] helped me tremendously in my current field as I am now directly involved in analysing and formulating policies that are impacting the private sector and business environment in Tanzania and across the region through dialoguing with Government and other business associations.

 

In my professional and personal life, I have focused on policy analysis for improving the business environment, access to and the quality of education, and business and entrepreneurship skills development in Tanzania.

— Andrew Mahiga, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, (MSc in Public Policy & Management)

Careers Service

Our dedicated Careers Service is ready to support you throughout your university years and beyond. 

We offer a range of services, including:

  • Internships
  • Volunteering opportunities in the UK and abroad 
  • Skill sessions
  • Practice interviews

For full details of the support we offer, visit our Careers Service webpages. 

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