Where do our graduates work?
The curriculum is structured so that students consistently acquire theoretical knowledge while learning and applying related skills. The strong focus on skill training in combination with a thorough discussion of the effects of culture and intercultural contact on three levels of analysis (individual, intragroup, and intergroup), makes this master unique and opens up a broad range of employment sectors including:
- Research institutions (e.g., conducting cross-cultural research among ethnic minorities).
- International companies or organizations (e.g., providing culturally fair assessments, training intercultural competence, managing diversity).
- The educational sector (e.g., multicultural education).
- Non-governmental/non-profit organizations (e.g., developing, monitoring, and evaluating culturally sensitive interventions).
- Municipalities or governmental organizations (e.g., advising on migration-related issues).
- Mental health sector (e.g., as intercultural coach or counselor).
Allard Feddes, internship coordinator, tells you about the career prospects when you specialize in cultural psychology. As a cultural psychologist you have a cultural psychological perspective on the mind, the world and how individuals interact with the world.
The UvA Student Careers Centre organises several events for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines. They include workshops, labour market trends, inspiring speakers, CV check, contact with employers, having a professional LinkedIn photo taken and best practises for applying to jobs.
Career coaching during your Master's
You can make use of a wide variety of career tools and support from the UvA Student Careers Centre (SCC) during your studies. The SCC organises career events, workshops, training courses, as well as CV checks, interview practice sessions and much more.