Career prospects

In the Master's programme in Applied Musicology you will be trained in relevant skills by professionals in the field which you can implement in your future professional career. The programme prepares professionals for a range of careers.  

Examples of career opportunities as a graduate:

  • Programmer/Researcher at musical organisations
  • Editorial Board Member at broadcast institutions
  • Editor in written media
  • Manager of cultural or educational institutions
  • Programmer for festivals
  • Music Supervisor for sound recording or film companies

Towards the job market

Our graduates obtained positions as: 

I started as a studio assistant for my internship.

Alumni on LinkedIn

Academic careers

Students who aim to apply for a PhD position at a Dutch or foreign university may be better off choosing the research Master’s in Musicology.

Career development

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.