Career prospects

During the Master’s programme, you will be challenged to determine which career perspective best fits your talents and interests. We will guide and support you to focus your programme on obtaining all the skills required for a certain career path.

Academic Careers

Graduates are exceptionally well prepared to enter PhD programmes in the Netherlands or abroad. A PhD position in the Netherlands is usually fully funded for a four-year period. 

Almost half of our graduates have continued to a PhD project in the field in Utrecht or elsewhere. Recent Utrecht University PhD projects have included studies of the history of the law of energy conservation in 19th-century German culture, the role of correlations in physical theories and what these say about the world, the teaching of pharmacology in the 16th century, and the role of genetics in animal breeding.

Some graduates have entered PhD programmes in fields outside of HPS and successfully continued their graduate studies in either the sciences or humanities. 

Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students.

Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to join a job application training or have your resume checked.