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Dutch Studies (BA)

Career prospects

What can you do with a Dutch Studies degree? A great deal! After your studies you are attractive to employers thanks not only to your language and academic skills and cultural knowledge; you are an ideal candidate to work in any kind of international organisation.

What will your professional field be?

After your BA in Dutch Studies, you will be highly fluent in Dutch and will be express your ideas in an outstanding way, both orally and in writing. Further you are an expert on Dutch culture and society, historic and contemporary, and thanks to your Leiden University education you have excellent critical thinking abilities. With these skills you can approach many different sectors and potential employers with confidence; or you may go further in your studies, taking on a Master or Research Master.

Where do our students find work?

Upon graduation Leiden University Humanities alumni  have exceptional career prospects. 71% find employment within 2 months of their graduation,  90% are employed within 6 months, and almost 100% have found work within a year of graduation. 

The Bachelors in Dutch Studies programme prepares you to take on any job in which fluency in the Dutch language, and understanding of its cultural and societal nuances, is needed. Think of positions such as: A translator, teacher, interpreter, writer or editor. But your language skills can also be transferred to the sector you prefer – what about becoming a curator or an entrepreneur? With perfect Dutch, it’s all possible. 

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