Career Prospects

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):

PhD stories

Alumnus Roy van Wijk is Junior Lecturer at Utrecht University. Alumnus Kay Boers is a Phd Candidate at Utrecht University. You can also have a look at the LinkedIn profile of alumna Anna van der Weij: 

Non-academic careers

This programme does not only prepare for an academic career. You can also pursue a professional career in the field. Historian Marc van Hasselt, for example, works as Event Manager at Archeon. You can also have a look at the LinkedIn profile of graduate Jos Kunst:

​Other alumni of the programme found jobs as: 

A PhD candidate receives her PhD at University Hall