Research Master alumni are very well qualified for:
- a career in scientific research, for example starting in a PhD programme.
- a career in scientific or applied research
- or as a scientist-practitioner in organizations outside academia,
About 60% of our alumni aspire an academic career, and decide to pursue a PhD programme in the Netherlands or abroad, working towards a doctorate in disciplines that are directly related to this Research Master’s programme. Other graduates obtain (research-related) jobs outside academia. For example, our alumni work in jobs such as consultant (HR or business), software developer, data analyst, programme manager, curriculum and instruction developer, trainer, coach, market researcher, policy maker, et cetera. Alumni who have obtained the clinical registrations are often employed as scientist-practitioners in clinical therapy and treatment.
The majority of our students find employment in or related to their field within half a year after graduation. Alumni mention that the thorough training in research methods and techniques, scientific writing and the two research projects, have provided them with the skills to make a good start on the job market.
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.