Career opportunities

Former students at work

  • Image may contain: Clothing, Hair, Forehead, Chin, Facial hair. 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 Rubio Ramon. He is now a PhD student in Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh.

  • Image may contain: Clothing, Hair, Forehead, Chin, Facial hair. Production Editorial Manager

    “A humanities education helps you see the world from different and useful perspectives,” says Seth Townley. “The critical thinking skills gained during my studies at SUM are vital to my work at Taylor & Francis Group,” which is 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: