Career prospects

Some of our graduates work at a university, either as teachers or as PhD students. Other graduates teach ethics to professionals or work as a consultant in governmental and policy contexts. Some of our alumni work in journalism or at various NGOs or banks. 

Towards the job market

Alumni of the programme have found positions in several fields of the job market in which an expertise of ethics is required. Graduates work amongst others as:

  • Product Developer at ASN Bank in the Netherlands. 
  • Junior Advisor at KPMG, a global network of professional services firms providing audit, tax, and advisory services. 
  • Senior Policy Advisor for school board governance at the Ministry of Education in Canada. 

Other graduates have found jobs at the following companies:
CapgeminiClean Water ActionIQ Healthcare | Nexen | VBDO 

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Academic careers

The Master in Applied Ethics is not especially focused on academic research. However, it does provide students with skills necessary for an academic career. Approximately 25-30% of our students eventually attain a PhD position at universities both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Career development

Meet professionals

At the Master Applied Ethics, we believe it is crucial to help students find their way to a professional career after graduating and we support students in doing so. For example, for some written assignments, you may interview ethicists in the Netherlands. This way, you will learn more about the possibilities for a future career and have the opportunity to build a professional network.

Career Services

Career Services offers events, tests, coaching and training in and outside your Master's programme, related to professional self-analysis, career orientation and job application skills. You can find more information about career services on Career Services for Dutch students or Career Services for international students.

Other career events

  • Your Perspective is a monthly career orientation meeting for students and alumni of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University.  
  • The Faculty of Humanities organises a Career Night Humanities with interesting partners who will illustrate the diversity in career opportunities for humanities graduates.
  • Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. This Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair.