After graduation

After graduating with a degree in Celtic Languages and Culture, you can choose to enter the job market or continue your studies. On this page, we have listed a number of possibilities for you.

What can you do with a degree in Celtic languages and culture?

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Our graduates work in publishing, newspaper journalism, insurance and banking. But your degree can also be a stepping stone to a job with the Irish or Welsh Tourist Board or any other organisation connected to the Celtic-speaking countries. Where you end up depends on your own interests and initiative.

Continuing education after obtaining a Celtic diploma

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Unlike in professional programmes, at university you are often not trained for a specific profession. By obtaining a university degree, you show that you have an academic working and thinking level. You can go to work, but many students continue with a subsequent master's degree after a bachelor's degree. With a master's degree you can work in a variety of fields, depending on which field you specialise in.

At Utrecht University you can opt for a:

  • One-year master's programmes: these one-year master's programmes prepare you to pursue a profession at an academic level, for example as a museum employee.
  • Two-year master's programmes: these two-year master's programmes will prepare you for a career as a researcher, for example as a PhD student in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at a university. Some alumni start working at an (independent) research center.

Continue your studies at UU

Depending on the choices you make and the content of your bachelor's programme, after graduating you can examine whether you can be admitted to one of the following master's programmes at Utrecht University. You will have to take into account specific admission requirements that vary per programme. Sometimes, for example, you will have to take a pre-master's programme first.

PhD

When you have completed a master's programme and you are certain that you want to continue as a researcher, you can choose to do a PhD in your field. A PhD track takes four years and concludes with a dissertation with which you will be awarded a doctorate. Doctoral students - also known as PhDs - make an important contribution to Utrecht's research.

People often say it's a shame that I'm not using my degree, but that’s not actually the case. Although it's true that I never speak Old Irish or Middle Welsh any more, I did gain a lot of other useful skills, such as analytical thinking and essay writing. I also find it easy to learn foreign languages. These are all skills that I use each and every day!

Professions

After completing your Bachelor's or Master's studies, you will eventually enter the labour market. There you can go in any direction, but most of our students choose one of the following professions or directions: