Career Development

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.   

Navigating an international field and network

The Master's programme contributes in different ways to helping you find a job and navigate an international field and network, for example through symposia, individual supervision of papers and tutorials, access to the programme of the Research School of Art History (OSK) and the ‘Thesis Lab’.

Internship at Museum Ludwig, Cologne
RMA student Renée Volkers as intern at Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Photo: Mireille Cornelis


Also the internship in a major art museum in the second year will help you to acquire working experience in a sector where many alumni have found a job. Students returning from their internships will communicate their experiences to their peers from the first-year.

In general, interaction within the community of the programme’s students is stimulated. Moreover, all RMA students are invited to staff meetings, during which individual members present and discuss their research.

Internship at Centraal Museum

Maia Kenney did a curatorial internship at Centraal Museum in Utrecht. She did research and helped prepare for an exhibition. All the research she did and the articles she read pertained to her thesis on women surrealists.

Internship at Frans Hals Museum

RMA student Brianne Davis did her internship at the Frans Hals Musuem in Haarlem. She helped research Maarten van Heemskerck's De Doornenkroning (Christ Crowned with Thorns), which was included in an exhibition. 

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.

Careers Day