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Psychology: Human Resource & Career Management (track)

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master’s track Human Resource & Career Management are true scientist-practitioners, who can work in any organisation. Their expert knowledge and skills are of great value for formulating HRCM policies, for execution of HRCM practices, or for consulting on HRCM issues.

Where do our graduates work? 

The Human Resource & Career Management track prepares you for jobs in any type of organisation. Our alumni work as: 

  • External or Internal HR consultant on topics such as recruitment, personnel selection and assessment, talent management, job evaluations, remuneration structures, performance management, and motivating and retaining employees 
  • HR employee  
  • Learning & Development officer 
  • Specialist Recruitment & Selection consultant 
  • Coach or Career counselor 
  • HR-policy advisor 
  • HR and/or Career management researcher 

Would you like more information about future job opportunities or do you want advice choosing the right career path? Contact the UvA Students Career Centre.  


Graduates of the Human Resource & Career Management track can apply the knowledge and skills gained to address all the main issues in human resources and career development. If you also have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, this track entitles you for A&O NIP registration, and allows you to obtain the BAPD certificate (NIP). The BAPD is only available for Dutch students. 

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.  

Career events 

The UvA Student Careers Centre organises several events for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines, such as workshops, labour market trends, CV check, contact with employers, having a professional LinkedIn photo taken and best practises for applying to jobs. The VSPA (The Association of Psychology Students in Amsterdam) also organizes various events focused on exploring future career opportunities. Through our Work & Organisational Psychology alumni network, you can get in touch with many of our alumni, who tend to be happy to discuss career options with you.