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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's why our students go on to pursue careers that make a real difference. 

From the beginning of your academic journey and throughout your studies, we offer a range of tools and dedicated career support, to help your personal and professional development and improve your employability.

We are

6th in the UK

for employment outcomes (QS World University Rankings 2023)

Where are our graduates employed?

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

"My MSc in Public Policy & Management from 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."

— 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:

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

Study abroad

Spending time abroad is the perfect chance to expand your horizons and experience another culture, perhaps even pick up another language.

We have a variety of opportunities available, from studying abroad at a partner institution, undertaking a summer internship, volunteering or even a year-long Erasmus+ traineeship.