Career Development

I did my internship at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities and helped produce the exhibition ‘Two centuries young’
Iris van Nederpelt, Ancient Medieval and Renaissance Studies

During your programme, you will work on academic and professional skills. You are also invited to prepare yourself for your future career in more practical and explicit ways, by:

  • Reflecting on your motivation.
  • Researching your opportunities on the job market.
  • Creating ties with potential employers.
  • Practicing skills needed for job applications and interviews.

This way, you will establish yourself as a professional.   

Cultural Transfer and Work placement

All our graduates are eligible for PhD positions, in the Netherlands or abroad. Approximately 50% of our graduates opt for a PhD position. To help the other 50% find a career in tune with thier interests we offer three courses in cultural transfer (see Courses) and a work placement in Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies. There are also other internship options. In the past our students have done internships at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden and Brill Publishers.  

Keep in mind that most organisations in the Netherlands use Dutch as their working language. However, you can also do an internship abroad, at a research project at a university or at an international organisation.

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.

Your Perspective

Your Perspective is a monthly career orientation meeting for students and alumni of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University. Each month we explore a different workfield or theme that is relevant for students of various disciplines within the humanities. 

Career Night Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities organises a Career Night Humanities with interesting partners who will illustrate the diversity in career opportunities for humanities graduates and give you possibilities to develop yourself by joining their projects or attending their services. 

Careers Day 

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. It’s also possible to participate in a job application training or have your résumé checked.

UU Careers Day