Career Prospects

Various fields of employment

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. 

As a graduate literature scholar, you can take on roles such as a literary critic or an editor at a publisher, or you can work in education (preparing course materials and literary documentation). You can also conduct scientific research, organise cultural activities or work in policy sectors of the government.

PROFESSIONALS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Graduate Christine Lemaire is a Communications & PR team leader at a Christian trade association. Read her testimonial.

LITERARY CRITIC

With your expertise in literature, you write reviews, articles and columns, and conduct interviews about old or new literature. You are up to date on new works and use your knowledge to critique them.

PUBLISHING HOUSE STAFF MEMBER

You scout literary talent and provide authors with guidance about writing their books and putting them on the market. You also edit manuscripts.

EDITOR/JOURNALIST

You edit (news) publications for various media outlets, such as newspapers, radio/television and the Internet. In doing so, you make use of your knowledge about social developments.

PHD COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES

As a PhD candidate in Comparative Literary Studies, you'll carry out research in the field of literary studies under the supervision of a professor after your studies. 

Your research will focus on the role of literature in the European community, but can also focus on North or South America. As a PhD candidate, you are aware of developments in literary studies and use these a basis for creating a socially and scientifically relevant research plan. Your research will be your primary activity, but you will also supervise students and take advanced lessons.

You will conclude your doctoral research by writing and defending a doctoral thesis. This earns you a doctorate degree, abbreviated as Dr.

PROJECT STAFF MEMBER IN THE ARTS AND CULTURE SECTOR

You contribute to cultural projects such as festivals and exhibitions. You do this by, for example, writing press releases, organising events or raising funds.

MUSEUM STAFF MEMBER

You work together with the board and the curator of the museum to facilitate exhibitions and the maintenance of the collection in the best possible way. You also help to set up new exhibitions and guided tours. In doing so, you use your knowledge and carry out research on the subject of the exhibition.