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Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives (BA)

Career prospects

And then you will have your degree in Philosophy and will be ready to find a job! Do you like advising and coordinating? Do you want to provide coaching and guidance? Or do you enjoy working in IT? Alumni of Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives find work where they perform all these tasks in practice.

These skills will help you

As a Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives graduate, you will have developed not only strong academic and intercultural skills, but also resourcefulness, the ability to work independently, and skills in communication and problem solving. 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.

Lisanne Stoffer


Lisanne Stoffer

“I’ve been taken on by a consultancy firm that advises local authorities on how to handle phenomena such as population shrinkage, problem youths and population ageing. All these are issues for which there are no simple answers, and which we philosophy students are very used to!”

Our job market survey shows that 44% of our graduates find a job within two months, and 67% find a job at HBO or academic level immediately.

What will your professional field be?

Your degree in Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives makes you an attractive candidate for a variety of potential employers. For example, you could work for the government or in consultancy, the non-profit sector, ICT or education.

  • 38 % Government and semi-government organisations
  • 25 % Consultancy
  • 13 % Non-profit (e.g. at an idealistic organisation)
  • 13 % IT
  • 13 % Education
  • 11 % Other

Source: Job market survey 2020 among Philosophy graduates 2016-2019. Career Service Humanities.

Where do our alumni work?

  • Rotterdam City Government
  • Ymere Amsterdam
  • Kanselarij der Nederlandse Orden
  • Ashram College
  • Royal Air Force

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