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Getting a Master's degree in Sociology lets you focus on the parts of sociology you're most passionate about. This expertise boosts your competitiveness in the job market. Also, the diverse skills you acquire can be used in various career paths, making you adaptable in your job search.

Where do our graduates work?

Unlock advanced career opportunities with this Master's. After graduating from the Master’s programme in Sociology you will have a broad range of skills that easily translate into many different careers.

Discover a selection of career examples from our alumni:

  • Organisational consultancy
    • Consultant – Deloitte Nederland
    • Recruiter – Ernst & Young Dublin
    • Head of HR – Omrom Healthcare Europe
  • Social & business enterprises
    • Founder – Companions for Change
    • Co-founder – True Price Foundation
    • Owner/ lifestyle coach – WRQ FitnHealthy
  • Governmental and municipal agencies
    • Information & policy officer – European Commission
    • Head of Sports – Municipality of Amsterdam
    • Social/economic affairs policy adviser – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paris
  • Healthcare, welfare, youth care
    • Board member – Centrum Kinder- en Mensenhandel
    • Care coordinator – Salvation Army
    • Social worker – HVO-Querido
  • Research
    • Researcher – GGD Amsterdam
    • Head of research group – Netherlands Institute for Social Research
    • Developer – Kennisland
  • Education
    • Education manager – Anne Frank Museum
    • Project leader – National Platform Science & Technology
    • Summer school director – Leiden University
  • NGO's and INGO's
    • Researcher – Amnesty International
    • Project coordinator – Doctors without Borders
    • Representative – United Nations Refugee Agency
  • Journalism & Media
    • Journalist – De Volkskrant
    • Filmmaker – Storyteller Ink
    • Editor - VICE

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.  

UvA Student Careers Centre

The Student Careers Centre is there to help with your career development. You can contact them to discuss your options, ambitions and doubts at any time during your studies.