Graduate School of Social Sciences

Career prospects

Medical Anthropology and Sociology (MSc)

Medical anthropology and sociology is a dynamic field and one of the fastest growing specialisations in social science. There is an increasing demand for professionals who are able to work in multidisciplinary, problem-driven research and health interventions.

Specific career examples from alumni of the Medical Anthropology and Sociology programme are:

  • Programme manager at RIVM Centre for Healthy Living
  • Researcher MUTHI (Multidisciplinary University Traditional Health Initiative) at University of Amsterdam
  • Medical Anthropologist at Maxima Medisch Centrum (medical centre)
  • Associate Director at Community Health for Asian Americans

Career support 

To support you in your career goals, the University offers a variety of resources:

GSSS Career Event 

Twice a year the GSSS hosts a Career Event, where you can meet organisation representatives and alumni, and receive helpful tips and feedback about searching for a job as a graduate.

UvA Careers Centre (LAC)

The career advisers at the UvA Student Careers Centre can help students with information, workshops and individual vocational counselling to find out what you want, get insight into your capabilities and competencies, make choices and improve your application skills in order to achieve your goals.

With an increasing number of international students each year, the UvA is truly an international university. UvA graduates from all over the world find their way to interesting careers, whether in the Netherlands or abroad. The Student Careers Centre is specialised in advising international (non-Dutch) UvA graduates about job seeking in the international labour market. 

Visit our Career Site

You will find more information about career support and career prospects on the Career Site Social Sciences.

Published by  GSSS

Graduate School of Social Sciences

29 August 2014