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After graduation

Sociologists are specialists in studying society and successfully addressing current social problems. Graduates have a wide range of skills that employers look for in various professions. Your career path depends partly on the electives you take during your Bachelor's and on your choice of a Master's programme.

Continue with a Master's programme

If you are looking for more academic depth or broadening after your Bachelor's, follow a Master's;

  • You have direct access to this general Master's of the UvA - Master's in Sociology
  • For students with a strong interest in research, there is a two-year Research Master's programme. All Research Master's are subject to a selection procedure - Research Master's in Social Sciences
  • You also have access to other Master's programmes. If you have taken a Minor, you have access to the Master's programme of that programme, such as Political Sciences or Anthropology (for some Master's programmes, you need to complete a pre-Master's programme)

Where do our graduates work?

Our graduates are employed by;

  • (semi) Government institutions or research and consultancy firms
  • NGO’s
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Journalism
  • Cultural sector

Sociologists also work in business ;

  • HR or recruitment positions
  • Some are working as independent social entrepreneurs

See our list of employers for a extensive overview of professions where you can work after graduation.

Career coaching during your bachelor's

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

Career events

The Student Careers Centre organises an annual career event for students and new graduates that enables you to get in touch with potential employers and you will learn more about the latest developments in job applications, the workplace and the labour market.