Career opportunities

Former students at work

  • Portrait photo, man, smile, brown hair, short hair, short beard, colorful t-shirt, white background PhD student in Human Geography

    "The international and transdisciplinary workplace that SUM offers has prepared me to work in groups from different backgrounds, nationalities and interests," says Guillem.

  • Portrait photo, man, smile, short hair, brown hair, short beard, purple shirt, outside, summer Production Editorial Manager

    “The critical thinking skills gained during my studies at SUM are vital to my work at Taylor & Francis Group,” says Seth, who works for one of the world's leading publishers of academic research.

Most relevant industries

Master’s graduates from Development, Environment and Cultural Change work in these industries:

The graph: Education and school system 20 %; Research and development 15 %; Special interest groups and NGOs 10 %; Public administration 10 %; Media, publishing and communication 5 %; Transportation and logistics 5 %; Other industries 25 %. Source: UiO Candidate Survey 2018.

Start developing your career

In the second 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. Or you can learn what former students do by shadowing a former SUM student at work for a day.  

Further studies

Read more about reserarch training at the Faculty of Humanities: