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The Master's in Comparative Literature prepares you for a career in a wide range of fields.

The Job Market

A degree in Comparative Literature can be an invaluable differentiator in a crowded and competitive job market. Close observation and analytical talents allied with communication dexterity prepares students for a career in any sector of cultural life, education, publishing, the arts, journalism, media, communications and civil service. 

Employers value the ability to investigate a problem and find a solution. The programme will hone your observation, interpreting, integrating, theorising and articulation skills, skills that are essential in operations and marketing research roles in business, non-profit or creative industry intelligence.

An Academic Career

Graduates may also pursue a PhD or a Research Master’s, such as Literary Studies or Cultural Analysis at the UvA. A one-year Comparative Literature degree can also assist you in qualifying for research grants or other academic degree trajectories, such as Library Science, Law or Management.

Your diploma is not a farewell

After graduating, you don't have to say goodbye to the University of Amsterdam! We are happy to help you develop your career. You can join the young alumni programme, which will assist you in mapping out your career. And as an alumnus, you can also still use the Student Careers Centre.