Dutch universities issue some 39 thousand master’s degrees each year, but these by no means offer the same opportunities on the labour market. An analysis by benefit agency UWV that ranked seventy master’s degrees shows that the differences are significant.
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Substantial job, good salary
Accountancy is at the top of the ranking, followed by econometrics and dentistry. Graduates find a substantial job with a good salary quickly, and their position in the labour market is still good after ten years.
However, alumni of arts and culture studies, literature and archaeology have a rather difficult start on the labour market. Moreover, they don’t make up for that disadvantage, because their options are still poor after ten years.
So the adage ‘study what you like and the rest will follow’ leaves a lot to be desired. UWV, which based the figures on SEO Economic research and the Elsevier weekly journal supplemented with its own research, hopes that the ranking will help students choose.