Career Prospects

Though I applied for several PhD positions after graduation, I also started working in Archeon to pay the bills. Since I already knew people within the organisation because of my earlier work there, it only took a single phonecall to be offered a full-time job
Marc van Hasselt, alumnus

The Research Master’s programme is designed for students with the ability and ambition to pursue an academic career. As of June 2014, 50% of graduates had started a PhD programme in the Netherlands or abroad. Others remained in the academic sphere with careers in secondary and higher education, museums, archives, publishing, translation, etc. Still others have found jobs in management, politics and the arts. Almost all graduates found a job within two years of graduating.

Cultural transfer

To assist you in preparing for life after university as a scholar of Antiquity, the middle Ages or the Renaissance, we offer three courses on ‘cultural transfer’ in the second year. In these courses, you become acquainted with ‘Premodern sources in modern contexts’, ‘tangible and intangible heritage’, and ‘theory and practice in archaeology and monument preservation’. You are also eligible for a work placement in ancient, medieval and renaissance studies.

Academic careers

Graduates of this programme have received PhD offers from (amongst others):

Alumnus Roy van Wijk is Junior Lecturer at Utrecht University. Alumnus Kay Boers is a Phd Candidate at Utrecht University.  

Non-academic careers

You can also pursue a professional career in the field. 

A PhD candidate receives her PhD at University Hall