Career perspectives

After a Bachelor's most students go on to take a follow-on Master’s programme. A Master’s allows you to work in a various fields of employment. It all depends on the direction you followed in your specialisation.

Academic Qualification 

Unlike in professionally-oriented programmes, at university you will not usually be trained for a specific profession. When you obtain a university degree, this shows that you possess an academic work ethic and mindset. After your studies, you can pursue whatever profession you like.

Professionals in the spotlight

Graduate Jet Broeken works for an e-learning company, and graduate Bas Evers is a content specialist for a design agency.

Consultant for second and third language education

How should you approach second or third language education? What’s the best way to teach people a new language? You ensure that you have all the information, know the pros and cons, and understand the implications. You will use this as the basis for advising your employer.

PhD in Linguistics

After your Master’s programme, as a PhD candidate in Linguistics you will conduct research under the supervision of a professor in the field of linguistics, such as at the renowned Utrecht Institute of Linguistics.

Your research will focus, for instance, on language development, the structures of language, differences between languages or language disorders. As a PhD candidate, you are aware of the developments in linguistics and use this as a basis for drawing up a societally and academically relevant research proposal. You will mainly be occupied with your research, but you will also supervise students and take classes to acquire more in-depth knowledge.

You will conclude your doctoral research by writing and defending a doctoral thesis to get your PhD.

Communications consultant

A communications consultant provides advice on the communications of a company, person or government agency. How and when do you communicate which information? That’s up to you. You decide what is the best way for the company to convey certain information to staff or customers, and you help to put that decision into practice.

A communications consultant provides the internal and external communications within the organisation and the external communications of the organisation to the world outside. You ensure that all parties follow the same communications policy at all touch points, both verbally and in writing.


You edit news and other publications for various media, such as newspapers, radio/television and internet based on your knowledge of trends in society.