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Ancient Studies (Classics and Ancient Civilizations)

Career prospects

Ancient Studies

Graduates of the Master's in Ancient Studies can be employed in positions requiring an in-depth knowledge of Classical Antiquity. There are some specifically antiquarian-related jobs such as lecturer or museum employee. There are, however, also jobs that require academic skills such as conducting independent and critical research and then reporting on said research in a coherent, concise and clear manner. Some of the positions in which alumni of the Master's in Ancient Studies have been employed include:

  • higher education (hbo) teacher in Ancient History;
  • pre-university education (vwo) teacher in Latin;
  • pre-university education (vwo) teacher in History;
  • librarian/subject librarian university library;
  • editor of an ancient studies journal;
  • editor at a publishing house;
  • staff member at a museum (e.g. Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, Archeon in Alphen aan den Rijn);
  • organiser of cultural tours to the Mediterranean;
  • staff member at an academic bookshop;
  • staff member at Dutch institutes in Rome, Istanbul and Damascus;
  • staff member at various cultural institutions and services such as the Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundige Bodemonderzoek;
  • cultural attaché at an embassy in the Mediterranean;
  • information officer at a university, faculty, applied sciences university, council.

Finally, an ACASA Master's in Ancient Studies adequately prepares students for additional education on a Master's or PhD level.