Career Perspective Sociology

Sociology is a broad program that can lead to employment in a wide range of fields, giving excellent employment prospects for graduates, both within the Netherlands and beyond. The broad and in-depth knowledge acquired during your Sociology studies here at Tilburg will enable you to make a substantial contribution to the analysis of and solutions to today's social problems.

Make a substantial contribution to the analysis of and solutions to today's social problems

Range of careers

Sociologists may be employed as researchers, policy officers, advisors or management team members. Jobs in communication, media, research and education are also suitable for sociologists. Some graduates work as organizational or human resources policy advisors in the public or private sector. The work may be in the field of labor and employment, culture, welfare, recreation, entertainment or health care.

The range of careers open to our Sociology graduates include:

  • General policy officer, secretary or board member for national, provincial, municipal or private institutes working on issues related to employment, welfare, culture, education, recreation or health care.
  • Adviser on organizational or personnel policy for the government, the education sector or the business sector.
  • Jobs in journalism and the media within the field of verbal and written communication, and jobs in the information sector.
  • Researcher for the government, the education sector or the business sector
  • Teacher in secondary or tertiary education.

Also, Dutch graduates have the possibility to follow a one year educational post-master to become a teacher (Dutch taught).


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Alumna Samantha Langendoen, Junior Consultant at Mainspring

"Especially the quantitative analyses and techniques I learned in my Master’s are the things I use in my job, but also the experience I gained in the traineeship play a big part in my professional career."

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