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Career prospects Double degree program in Sociology and Social Research

As a graduate of the Double degree program in Sociology and Social Research you may be employed as researcher, policy officer, advisor or management team member. You could work in the field of labor and employment, culture, welfare, recreation, entertainment or health care.

Knowledge and skills

You will be able to make a substantial contribution to the analysis of and solutions to today's social problems. Because of your unique international experience, and your two full Master's degrees from two outstanding universities, your prospects on the job market are promising.

Recent placements include:

  • Policy Officer at Ministry of Justice and Security
  • Health care research | Primary care | Data-analyst | NIVEL
  • Researcher - Advisor at PON, research organization in the social and cultural domain
  • Junior researcher at Mulier Institute
  • Project manager at Tilburg University
  • Researcher in regional identities in North-Brabant at Tilburg University
  • Journalist at BN de Stem
  • Teacher Secondary School
  • Policy advisor Catharina Hospital
  • Lucilla Losi

    Lucilla Losi

    PhD Student at Aarhus University

    My Double degree program has adequately prepared me for the challenges of pursuing a PhD, while the international component has been beneficial on both personal and academic levels.

Alumni facts

  • Gross monthly salary:  €2,519.- 
  • 82% would choose the same program again, at the same university
  • 72% of the graduates is (very) satisfied with the program
  • 70% of our alumni find a job within 6 months after graduation

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 11

Become a teacher

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? If you are a Dutch graduate, you can follow an educational post-master after finishing your Master’s program and become a teacher in Secondary School.

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.

More on our Career Services

More on our Entrepreneurship services

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 Double degree in Sociology and Social Research?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application