Career prospects

Language and Society (Linguistics)

As a Language and Society graduate, you will have developed unique skills relevant to a career in the field of linguistics, as well as a range of employment opportunities where an extensive understanding of language is essential.

The Job Market

Employers from a wide range of fields greatly value the professional skills and critical thinking that you develop in this programme. Besides the most obvious career paths in communications, translation and (language) education, graduates also pursue careers in publishing, journalism, media, civil service, consultancy, insurance companies, and information technology.

The programme organises an annual Career Event for students where alumni discuss their career paths and a university career counsellor offers insights into the job market.

An Academic Career

Graduates interested in pursuing an academic career have gone on to do research internships or to pursue a PhD. If you are interested in pursuing an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining the UvA's two-year Research Master's in Linguistics with the programme coordinator.

Published by  Faculty of Humanities

30 October 2017