This programme has taught me to process large amounts of information, incorporate different theories, and see connections that others might not.
Roy van Wijk, alumnus


Our graduates have acquired knowledge of and insight into their fields. There is a proven demand for such knowledge in modern society, as demonstrated by the success of exhibitions and books for the general reader on topics related to Greek and Roman Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

Academic skills needed to independently identify, formulate, analyse, and suggest solutions to problems in a chosen field can also be applied in other contexts. Graduates are, for example, capable of dealing with large sets of data of any kind; they can analyse this data for the benefit of non-specialists.

Graduates can also pursue the detailed study of ancient documents to authenticate modern documents. Because they have learned to report on their research in a clear and unequivocal manner, they have become versed in writing and editing texts in a clear style. Skills acquired when studying source materials for research are transferable to modern documents. These transferable skills are highly valued in society as a whole, as is our students’ professional attitude towards their work (developed during their Master’s study). 

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