Career Development


There is a societal need for greater cohesion between the various pedagogical support systems. Thanks to the knowledge you gain about social and societal pedagogical systems, you will be well-prepared to help shape this reform. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to analyse practical pedagogical problems, policy, regulation and public debates, for example. In doing so, you will use contemporary scientific insights into how children and youth develop skills, attitudes, identities and relationships, in interaction with the social and societal systems.

Basic professional skills
During the (faculty) Academic Professional module you will develop basic professional skills. These vary from labour market orientation, maintaining professional networks, peer review, lifelong learning and professional ethics to handling organisations’ conflicting interests.

NVO registration
This Master’s programme clearly connects well with professional practice, as illustrated by the fact that it is the only programme that gives access to the registry non-clinical variant of General Educationalists at the Dutch Association of Educationalists (NVO).


In preparation for entering the labour market you will visit relevant professional organisations as part of the Academic Professional module. You will also take masterclasses with professional experts who will share their practical experiences.


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.

FSBS Career night

In April 2019 the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences organised a first edition of the Career Night FSW – Crossing Borders. On this evening, 30 alumni from all programmes of the faculty were present. There were three rounds of panel discussions and plenty of time to browse the alumni market and talk to the individual alumni.

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.