The job market
Alumni from the programme have started careers in:
- Teaching in secondary education
- Research in academia
- Commercial research
- Arts management
- The broad cultural sector including: museums, archives, journalism, publishing, cultural tourism
An academic career
Graduates can also continue in academia and pursue a PhD programme at the VU or the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. If you wish to pursue an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining a two-year Research Master's programme.
Teacher training programme
After having completed a Master's programme, track Classics, Dutch-speaking students can register for the one-year programme Interfaculty Teacher Training Programmes. This will allow them to become a fully qualified secondary schools teacher in the Netherlands.
Alternatively, you can follow a two-year Educational Master’s programme at the Free University. This programme combines the one year track Classics (in English) with a one year educational track (in Dutch) which will allow you to become a fully qualified secondary school teacher in the Netherlands.
Dutch-speaking students who completed a minor in Education during their Bachelor's programme are eligible for exemptions from some components of the teacher-training programme. For more information on this programme, visit the website of the Interfaculty Teacher Training Programmes.