Career opportunities

Former students at work

  • hevzy-maria-200x248 Political adviser

    Academic knowledge from the Faculty of Humanities is an excellent background for my work as a political adviser to the Labour Party, says María T. Hevzy, who has a master’s degree in Asia and Middle East Studies.

  • schwamborn-anniken-200x211 Red Cross coordinator

    Knowledge of Arabic was one of the main reasons why Anniken Schwamborn was hired by the Red Cross and went to Sudan.

Most relevant industries

Master’s graduates from Asia and Middle East Studies work in these industries:

The graph: Public administration 37 %; Education and school system 17 %; Special interest groups and NGOs 10 %; Business 10 %; Sales, hotel and restaurant 7 %; Judiciary and police 3 %; Defence and The armed forces 3 %; Other industries 12 %. Source: UiO Candidate Survey 2018.

The term Business* covers the following industries: IT, ICT, internet and telecom, Banking, finance and insurance, Consulting and business services and Oil, energy, power and gas.

Start developing your career

In the third semester you can choose to have an intership in a relevant organisation or company as part of your degree. You can also write your master's thesis in cooperation with an external partner. Through this you can get valuable contacts and network that can be useful when you apply for a job after graduation. You can also prepare for working life along the way by participating in career fairs, job search and interview workshops, and career counseling offered to students.

Further studies

Read more about reserarch training at the Faculty of Humanities