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Career prospects Philosophy of Data and Digital Society

With a Master’s track in Philosophy of Data and Digital Society you become equipped to apply your knowledge to pressing and complex issues of today. Therefore, you are capable of (co)shaping a morally acceptable digital social world.

Knowledge and skills

With a specialization in Philosophy of Data and Digital Society, you will have in-depth knowledge and understanding of ethical concepts and theories, complemented by profound, specialized knowledge of philosophical approaches to the idea of digital society, (big) data, digitalization, and data science.

Your ability to assess the potential outcomes of new digital developments and to help decide which path to take is valuable for jobs in a variety of domains, such as the political-administrative domain, business, health and wellbeing, media, information and communication, research and education.

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

  • Customer Due Diligence Analyst at Rabobank 
  • AI ethicist at Google, Facebook, etc. 
  • Consultant at an IT company
  • Information manager at Nederlandse overheid
  • Communication advisor at Taskforce for Applied Research
  • Researcher at the Rathenau Institute 
  • Employee at a privacy protection agency
  • Philosophy teacher at a Dutch high school
  • PhD in Philosophy

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 in Philosophy

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 finishing 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 Data and Digital Society track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.