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Career prospects

Upon graduation you will be awarded a degree certificate in Psychology. As a Bachelor of Science you can enter the labour market. Most students however, decide to continue their studies and obtain their Master’s degree because they expect further specialisation contributes to even better career perspectives.

Continue your education with a Master’s 

After obtaining your Bachelor's degree in Psychology you can specialise by choosing a Dutch or English-taught Master's programme. The Graduate School of Psychology offers different Master programmes like Psychology, Health Care Psychology and the Research's Master.

Where do our graduates work?

As a Master's graduate, you will have developed an academic level of thinking and working. You will know how to analyse psychological problems and develop research questions on the basis of these problems. 

Graduates find employment in a range of different positions, depending on the major: 

  • psychologist 
  • HR officer 
  • trainer 
  • sports psychologist 
  • test developer 
  • adviser/consultant 
  • sexologist 
  • information specialist 
  • school psychologist 
  • recruiter 

Potential employers and working environments include: 

  • organisational consultancies 
  • marketing and research agencies 
  • training consultancies 
  • mental healthcare 
  • education 

Career coaching during your Bachelor's

The UvA Student Careers Centre helps you develop individual skills, gain experience and build connections. The team of career assistants, career coaches and internship advisors help you focus on your individual career journey. 

Career events

The UvA Student Careers Centre annually organises a major career event where you can come into contact with potential employers and you will learn more about the latest developments in the area of applying for a job, work, and the labour market.