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Get acquainted with a new world

So you’ve graduated from Ancient Studies—now what? Most Bachelor’s graduates choose to continue their studies, but you can also work in a range of different positions.

The programme prepares you for work in the cultural-educational sector, for example in museums and other heritage institutions, at publishing houses and in the travel world. As a graduate of Ancient Studies, you are well-suited for all sorts of positions requiring an academic level of thinking and working—positions in government but also in the business sector, for example as an information manager or a policy officer. There are ample opportunities in the field of archaeology, as well as in the education sector, where there is a great demand for university-trained teachers. You can also opt to pursue academic research as a career.

What can you do after your Bachelor’s degree?

Further your education

Your Bachelor’s degree in Ancient Studies gives you access to the English-language Master’s programme offered jointly by VU Amsterdam and the UvA under the auspices of ACASA:

You can also opt for a Research Master’s Classics and Ancient Civilizations, the teacher training Master’s (in Dutch), or another Master’s offered at VU Amsterdam, UvA or another university.

Start your career

With a Bachelor of Ancient Studies degree, you are well-suited to all sorts of positions requiring an academic level of thinking and working. Graduates typically work in:

  • education
  • museums
  • heritage institutions
  • publishing companies and other media
  • government organisations
  • academia (initially as a PhD student)