PhD Graduate School of Archaeology
After your PhD
PhD candidates are encouraged to start thinking about their future career well before the defence of their thesis.
Most of the Leiden PhD graduates (about 60 to 70 percent) will find a job outside of academia. The majority of them successfully embark on a career in education, administration, heritage, journalism, or business. Other PhD graduates find employment in an academic or semi-academic environment. In Archaeology, generally a considerable number manages to gain a postdoctoral position.