Students at their graduation ceremony

Career prospects Philosophy of Humanity and Culture

As a philosophy graduate you are able to critically analyze social, political and ethical issues.

Knowledge and skills

You can provide striking and well-founded answers to questions with which society is confronted. Dealing with this, you apply your sound knowledge of classical as well as state-of-the-art philosophical insights from ethics, social and political philosophy, and philosophy of science. You have been trained to build your argumentation carefully and meticulously and to evaluate the arguments put forward by others. You can express your argumentation and your analysis of the argumentation given by others in a clear fashion, whether it be in writing, in an oral presentation, or in a debate.

Recent placements include:

Philosophers are found in all kinds of positions which require a broad general knowledge, a sharp mind, and excellent communication skills. You find them in local and national government, in ministries, in journalism, but also in the world of business and in all types of education. Think of positions like:

  • Academic researcher / PhD
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Program maker
  • Educator in arts and culture
  • Artist
  • Life coach
  • Organizer or staff involved in the organization of cultural events such as critical debates and film programs

Alumni facts

  • Number of months until first paid job:  3.6
  • 75% of our alumni find a job within 4 months after graduation, and 50% within 1 month
  • 94% would choose this program again at Tilburg University

Source: Alumni of Philosophy (all tracks) | National Alumni Survey, 2016 - 2018 | n = 12

Become a teacher

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? If you are a Dutch graduate, you can follow a one-year post- master after your Master’s program and become a teacher in Philosophy.

After your master's

Your transition to the labor market
Working in the Netherlands after graduation

Interested in the Philosophy of Humanity and Culture track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application