Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

Career prospects Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

With a Master’s track in Philosophy of Mind and Psychology you will be able to shed new light on fundamental questions related to the human mind and human behavior.

Knowledge and skills

With a specialization in Philosophy of Mind and Psychology you will have gained excellent analytical, communication and conceptual thinking skills. You will be able to reflect critically on what we (can) claim to know about the workings of the mind. And you will be able to contribute to explaining more clearly how and to what extent the workings of our minds define us as human beings.

The knowledge and skills you gain in this track are valuable for careers in - for example - research, education, consultancy, policy-making, politics, journalism, coaching/counseling or mental health care. Career opportunities will partly depend on your previous education. 

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

  • Lecturer in Social Work at a Dutch University of Applied Sciences
  • Board Member of the Dutch Association for Psychiatry
  • Trainer/Coach at Exentra VZW (mental health services)
  • Case manager at a youth support organization 
  • Journalist at a Dutch newspaper (Brabants Dagblad)

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 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 Mind and Psychology track?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.