Career prospects

Are you enthusiastic about geography and do you like to share your knowledge with other people? Consider to become a geography teacher. 

Master in teaching

The best way to do so is to follow the one-year Master’s programme Leraar voorbereidend hoger onderwijs (in Dutch), after finishing your current Master’s programme. This will grant you a first degree teaching qualification for secondary education. That means you will be able to work in the upper and lower years of vmbo, havo, and vwo in the Netherlands. There are entry requirements. You need to have a broad geographical knowledge, especially in physical and human geography. If you have any deficiencies, it would be wise to repair them before you finish your Master’s programme. To do so, you can make use of a special offer of e-modules.


These e-modules are available on Blackboard. You’ll take a module in a standard teaching period. Every week has it own learning aims. Your self-tuition will be supported by knowledge clips and lectures. You’ll stay in contact with your lecturers and fellow students on a platform on Blackboard. In principle, you’ll take the courses within your exam programme. The e-modules are in Dutch.

The Alumnitool on LinkedIn can help you gain insight into possible careers after you finish your degree. It can also help you get in contact with an alumnus or alumna of your degree programme or other programmes. Nearly all graduates have a LinkedIn profile and can answer questions about your future career. They’re often more than happy to share their experiences with you. The video belows explains how the alumnitool works, and how you can use search criteria to find career information that is relevant to you. 

Would you like to know more about how you can use LinkedIn to expand your network and put the new information into practice straight away? Take the LinkedIn workshop from Career Services. The workshop Exploring the job market & networking is also useful if you'd like to improve your networking skills, using LinkedIn and other ways.