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Dutch Studies (BA)

Career prospects

And then you will have your degree in Dutch Studies and will be ready to find a job! Do you enjoy writing and editing? Would you like to teach? Or would you prefer to work in communication and marketing? Dutch Studies alumni find work where they perform all these tasks in practice.

These skills will help you

As a Dutch Studies graduate you will have developed not only strong academic skills, but also resourcefulness, the ability to analyse and solve problems, and to conduct research. These skills will greatly enhance your appeal for future employers. If you also gained relevant work experience during your studies, this will help you find the job of your dreams even faster.

Our job market survey shows that 70% of our graduates find a job within two months, and 83% find a job at HBO (higher vocational education) or academic level immediately.

What will your professional field be?

Your degree in Dutch Studies makes you an attractive candidate for a variety of potential employers. For example, you could work in education, communication and marketing, the public sector or IT.

  • 25 % Education
  • 19 % Communication and marketing
  • 9 % Government
  • 8 % IT
  • 6 % Research
  • 5 % Finances
  • 4 % Publishing
  • 3 % Media and journalism
  • 3 % Consultancy
  • 18 % Other

Source: Career Survey 2020 among graduates of the BA Dutch Studies 2016-2019. Career Service Humanities.


Where do our alumni work?

  • Foreign universities
  • Leiden University
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Boom uitgevers
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Omroep West
  • Young Capital
  • Het Nationale Theater

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