Career Prospects

Every day I do what I really love: conducting research on a topic that interests me endlessly, 16th century Netherlandish art
Ruben Suykerbuyk

Possible prospects 

After graduation graduates of our RMA programme will often find PhD positions, or jobs in:

  • art galleries
  • museums
  • research libraries
  • archives
  • the art trade
  • publishing

Some of our graduates have gone on as independent exhibition organisers.

Academic careers

A substantial part of the graduates will move on to a PhD programme.

Other graduates found PhD positions at:

University of Amsterdam | KU Leuven | University of Groningen | LMU | Harvard University | Princeton University | Columbia University 

After their PhD, a number of alumni found positions in the Dutch academic world. Merlijn Hurx for instance works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University; Tijana Žakula is a lecturer in art history at University College Utrecht; Janna Schoenberger teaches at Amsterdam University College; Marjolijn Bol is post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University.

Non-academic careers

This programme does not only prepare for an academic career. Several of our students have found curatorial positions in Dutch or Belgian museums or at the Netherlands Institute for Art History.

Curious about the jobs our alumni found? Check out the LinkedIn profiles below.

Other alumni found jobs as:

PhD candidate Frouke van Dijke receives her PhD