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Master
Cultural and Social Anthropology: Applied Anthropology (track)
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Careers

In the track Applied Anthropology you learn how to translate your Anthropological knowledge to a wider (non-academic) audience, present yourself as a professional researcher, and how to formulate recommendations that have a practical applicability based on your Anthropological findings and insights.

Where do our graduates work?

  • Head of Communications at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (non-profit development organisation)
  • Branding consultant and project manager at Sustainable Brands (commerce community)
  • Policy officer at NWO (Dutch organisation for scientific research)
  • Research Associate at the Netherlands Centre for Social Care Research
  • Operations Manager at Ninos de Guatemala (international non-governmental organization)
  • Management Trainee at ABN AMRO bank
  • Associate Adviser at Diversion (consultants for diversity management and projects)

Career support 

To support you in your career goals, the University offers a variety of resources:

GSSS Career Event 

Twice a year the GSSS hosts a Career Event, where you can meet organisation representatives and alumni, and receive helpful tips and feedback about searching for a job as a graduate.

UvA Careers Centre (LAC)

The career advisers at the UvA Student Careers Centre can help students with information, workshops and individual vocational counselling to find out what you want, get insight into your capabilities and competencies, make choices and improve your application skills in order to achieve your goals.

With an increasing number of international students each year, the UvA is truly an international university. UvA graduates from all over the world find their way to interesting careers, whether in the Netherlands or abroad. The Student Careers Centre is specialised in advising international (non-Dutch) UvA graduates about job seeking in the international labour market.

'I gained the more practical knowledge I was looking for'

Alumna Ilja Brugman tells you more about the Applied Anthropology track.