After graduation

After graduating from Media and Culture, you can choose to enter the job market, but you can also choose to continue your studies. On this page, we have listed a number of possibilities for you.

What can you do with a degree in Media and Culture?

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A degree in Media and Culture shows that you have an academic working and thinking level. This means that you can go in any direction after you have completed your studies. Graduates in Media and Culture can be found as cultural policy officers, teachers, dramatists, editors, theatre company managers, organisers of film festivals and reviewers.

Continuing education after graduating Media and culture

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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.

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 Film and Television Producer or Playwright.
  • 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 Gender Studies or Media and Performance Studies. Alumni also work for (independent) research centers. 

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.

Currently, I work for Kunsthal KAdE, where I organize events and support their marketing and educational projects. This job allows me to continue studying the overlap between media that I started during Media and Culture by combining different art disciplines in our exhibitions.


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:


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.