South and Southeast Asian Studies (BA)
What is your preferred career path? Do you enjoy coordinating? Would you like to work in marketing? Or do you prefer writing and editing? You will find that your degree in South and Southeast Asian Studies is a perfect preparation for the career of your choice.
These skills will help you
As a South and Southeast Asian Studies graduate you will have developed not only strong academic skills, but also skills that will prove valuable in your future career. These skills include critical thinking, resourcefulness, the ability to work independently as well as in teams, intercultural skills, and skills in verbal and written communication. This set of competences will greatly enhance your appeal for future employers. If you have also gained relevant work experience during your studies, this will help you find the job of your dreams even faster.
The job market survey of the Faculty of Humanities shows that 70% of our master's alumni find a job within two months, of which 83% find a job at academic or higher professional education level immediately.
What will your professional field be?
Your degree in South and Southeast Asian Studies makes you an attractive candidate for a variety of potential employers. For example, you could work in communication and marketing, IT, the public sector or the travel industry.
- 26 % Government and semi-government organisations
- 11 % IT
- 9 % Communication
- 9 % Education
- 7 % Banking
- 6 % Research
- 6 % Wholesale and retail
- 4 % Media and journalism
- 3 % Business services
- 2 % Information management
- 17 % Other
Source: Job market survey 2020 among graduates Area Studies 2016-2019. Career Service Humanities.
Where our alumni work
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- The Indonesia Nederland Youth Society
- Aspen Institute Mexico
- University of Melbourne
- Ahold Delhaize
- Food Innovator Bosman Van Zaal
Other alumni work, among others, as researchers, consultants, and museum curators.