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Unlock boundless career opportunities with this research Master's. Many students already secure jobs during their studies. The programme prepares you to become a researcher, but it also opens doors to a wide range of non-research roles.

Where do our graduates work?

Inside academia 

  • As PhD candidates at the University of Amsterdam, other Dutch universities, or abroad 

Outside academia 

  • As researchers in organisations for applied research, such as the Kohnstamm Institute 
  • As data scientists in the public sector or companies 
  • As policy advisers in the public sector and educational organisations 

In clinical practice 

  • As clinical researchers, for example at UvAminds or Levvel 

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.

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.  

Frequently asked question
  • Are there other career options than a PhD after the research master?

    After finishing the research master, you are qualitied to apply for a PhD position and to conduct PhD research. In fact, many of our alumni indeed become PhD researchers either at the University of Amsterdam, another university in the Netherlands, or abroad, but it is also possible to work in a research position outside the university. However, you are also in a good position to apply for other vacancies, such as for policy adviser, data scientist or any other positions related to the field of child development and education.

    For students who have followed the clinical track, many alumni choose for positions in clinical practice, often in combination with doing research, and work as a science practitioner.