If you continue your studies with a Master's or Research Master's programme, you can decide to pursue an academic career and obtain a Ph.D. You will conduct research for three or four years and write a doctoral thesis. You must apply for a doctoral position, of which there are a limited number available. Doctoral research is frequently combined with teaching. Many of our graduates work for universities as teachers and researchers, at the UvA, elsewhere in the Netherlands, or abroad.
Of course, there are also other options. As an graduate of this programme, you will have the skills and knowledge required for a great range of intellectual, research, textual, creative, and critical careers. You will have broad knowledge of cultural phenomena and processes, and you be able to to write clear, informative, and well-structured texts. These are all vital skills for the cultural sector, education, journalism, and the commercial sector.
In particular, our Dutch students find employment in the following sectors:
After a Research Master's programme, you may wish to pursue an academic career at the university. In this case, you will write a doctoral thesis. This involves four years of research, whilst also teaching at the university.
Our staff members are doing research in especially – though not exclusively – the following subjects: