Medical Anthropology and Sociology is a dynamic field and one of the fastest growing specialisations in social science. There is an increasing demand for professionals who are able to work in multidisciplinary, problem-driven research and health interventions.
Specific career examples from alumni of the Medical Anthropology and Sociology programme are:
When it became time to choose a specific focus in my third year of Anthropology, I did not hesitate for a moment: Applied Medical Anthropology. It covers current health issues, how this is dealt with and how we can learn from this to improve the lives of people.
You will gain skills that will enable you to contribute to multidisciplinary problem-driven research and interventions. After completion of the programme, students have:
To support you in your career goals, the University offers a variety of resources.
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.
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.