Entering the labour market with all your knowledge and skills

This Master's programme focuses on the knowledge and skills you will need to practise your profession later. This applies to all parts of the master, but is most clearly expressed in the internship. In addition, the Academic Professional course handles themes such as:

  • career reflection
  • professional reflection
  • exploring the job market
  • ethical reflection
  • scientific integrity
I so much enjoyed my Master's programme. The courses were useful in practice and immediately helpful during my internship. The personal and involved approach of the teachers will always stay on my mind.
Alouette, alumna specialised in health psychology

Further education

Dependent on your education prior to the Master's programme, the master connects to several post-Master’s programmes and professional registrations, such as:

For English-speaking students: The NIP has an overview page in English which lists information on several registrations such as the Registration Occupational and Health Psychologist, and the Registration Mediator Psychologist.

Career-planning and work-field orientation
FSW What's Next

What's Next?!

Every year, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences organises What's Next?! to prepare you for the world of further studies, internships and job-hunting. Over the course of two weeks, you can attend all kinds of free workshops intended to help you plan your future and acquire new skills which will come in handy after your studies. Keep an eye on the What's Next?! web page for more information about the upcoming edition of this event.

Career Services

In addition to the activities organised by the programme and the faculty, Utrecht University offers several university-wide services to familiarise you with the labour market.

Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an job application letter and a resume or how to conduct a job interview. Every faculty has its own Career Officer who can help you discover your talents and interests and help you orientate on future career prospects.

You can find more information about career services on Career Services for Dutch students or Career Services for international students.

Careers Day

Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises the Careers Day, which brings students and companies together. The Careers Day offers you the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the Career Fair. For example, you can attend a job application training or have your resume checked.