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The Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Classics prepares you for a broad range of career opportunities.

The Job Market

Students graduating with a Master’s degree in Classics and Ancient Civilizations can be employed in positions requiring in-depth knowledge of the ancient world. They also find their way into other jobs requiring a range of academic skills. Examples of sectors in which students who have followed this programme have found positions include:

  • commercial ancient research
  • teaching and academia
  • arts management
  • the broad cultural sector including:
    • museums
    • archives
    • journalism
    • publishing
    • cultural tourism

An Academic Career

Graduates can also continue in academia and pursue a PhD programme at UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. If you wish to pursue an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining a two-year Research Master's programme.

Teacher training programme

Would you like to learn how to teach? Dutch-speaking students who have already completed a Master's programme can register for this one-year programme at the Interfaculty Teacher Training Programmes (Interfacultaire Lerarenopleidingen, ILO).

Dutch-speaking students who completed a minor in Education during their Bachelor's programme are eligible for exemptions from some components of the teacher-training programme. For more information on this programme, visit the website of the Interfaculty Teacher Training Programmes (below).

Interfacultaire Lerarenopleidingen (in Dutch)