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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

You have graduated as an anthropologist, and then what? 

After the bachelor’s programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, most students decide to continue their education or you can also start working in a variety of jobs.

During your studies, you have learned to understand the complex world of today. You know how to map out, research and understand the differences and similarities among people. With your strong analytical abilities and moral compass, you are therefore attractive to organisations in both the public and private sectors. You have learned to place small details within the bigger picture and know how to bring attention to your findings. You are therefore good at describing and supporting your conclusions. Therefore, a career as a journalist or policy advisor, for example, is a good fit with the bachelor's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.

Marrije Prins, anthropologist and researcher at VU Amsterdam

“Anthropology expands your image of the world”

After having worked in the field for a number of years, Marrije decided to return to the university to study Anthropology.  As a student she conducted a study on rejected asylum seekers who have received a return decision. For the department of Anthropology she developed new educational strategies that focus, among other things, on sustainability issues such as the energy transition.

What can you do after your Bachelor’s degree?

Further your education

Do you want to focus entirely on Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology? Then it is a logical next step to follow the Anthropology master’s programme after you finish your bachelor's programme: Social and Cultural Anthropology

After your studies, you could also easily follow another master’s programme in social sciences. During your bachelor's programme, you can take a minor in another social science that qualifies you for admission to that master’s programme:

Start working

With a bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, you are multi-faceted. 

The qualities you have developed during your education are relevant for a large number of positions. You can work as a researcher at a civil society organisation, as a cultural specialist in the public or private sector, as a journalist, or as a policy advisor at a local, provincial or national institution.

Possible jobs: 

  • development worker
  • project manager
  • policy advisor
  • journalist
  • politician