Universiteit Leiden

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Graduate School of Humanities

After your PhD

PhD candidates are encouraged to start thinking about their future career well before the defence of their thesis, preferably in the third year of their PhD programme.

Most of the PhD graduates (about 70 percent) 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. A considerable number of them manage to gain a  - in some instances temporary - postdoctoral position.

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