Career Prospects

What can you do with a degree in Southeast Asian Studies?

Undergraduates (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Arts with Honours)

Our undergraduates have pursued a wide variety of careers upon graduation and are employed in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors including Ministries, MNCs and SMEs. Some of these are:

  • Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
  • National Healthcare Group (NHG)
  • Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
  • Carousell
  • Zalora Group
  • Foodline SG
  • Gerson Lehman Group
  • Jardine-Lloyd Thompson
  • Silkair Pte Ltd
  • Dow Jones
  • PT Mistra Pinasthika Mustika TBK

Graduates (Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy)

Our graduate students have explored both academic and non-academic careers upon graduation.

Name Degree Year of Graduation Current Position & Organisation
Vilashini Somiah PhD 2019 Head of Research, IMAN Research
Kyaw Minn Htin PhD 2017 Alphawood Scholar, SOAS University of London
Mary Grace R. Concepcion PhD 2017 Assistant Professor, University of Philippines, Diliman
Nguyen Quang Dung PhD 2017 Lecturer, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh
Xin Guangcan PhD 2016 Archaeologist, National Centre of Underwater Archaeology Heritage, Beijing
Budi Irawanto PhD 2015 Senior Lecturer, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Somrak Chaisingkananont PhD 2015 Lecturer, Walailak University, Thailand
De Joya Preciosa PhD 2014 Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Choo Teik Choon PhD 2014 Senior Officer, Ministry of Finance
Yoshihide Sugimoto MA 2014 Researcher, Japan Consulate, Dubai
Idham Bachtiar Setiadi PhD 2014 Chairman, Indonesian Anthropology Association