Philosophy of Humanity and Culture

Career prospects Philosophy of Humanity and Culture

With a Master’s track in Philosophy of Humanity and Culture you will be equipped to shed new light on fundamental questions about humanity, identity, culture and society.

Knowledge and skills

With a specialization in Philosophy of Humanity and Culture you will have good historical knowledge and excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills. With these knowledge and skills you are well equipped for positions requiring broad general knowledge, sharp thinking and excellent communication skills.

The program offers an excellent basis for a career in - for example – the arts and culture sector, research, education, journalism and counselling/guidance. Career opportunities will partly depend on your previous education.

Examples of positions held by graduates of the Master's in Philosophy:

  • Editor at Kunstlicht, academic journal for art, visual culture, and architecture
  • Managing Director at KTAprodukties (Koningstheateracademie)
  • Expert Arts at De Nieuwste School (a Dutch high school) & Education at PARK Platform for Visual Arts
  • Senior Researcher at ETZ (Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg)
  • Policy Officer Social Domain at a Dutch Municipality
  • Junior Consultant at Hieroo
  • Employee of ProDemos (a non-profit organization that promotes democracy through educational activities for youngsters)
  • Lecturer and Researcher at Fontys Academy for the Creative Economy

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months between graduation and first job: 4,6
  • 86% would choose this program at Tilburg University again

Source: National Alumni Survey 2021 | n = 7 (Master Philosophy, all tracks)

Become a teacher

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? If you have a good command of Dutch and meet the additional admission requirements, you have the possibility to follow a one-year post- master after your Master’s program to become a secondary school teacher in Philosophy.

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

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Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the Philosophy of Humanity and Culture track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application