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Career prospects

As a graduate in the Humanities the options are many and you have the privilege of being able to have jobs in many different sectors. It may be in the private sector, public institutions, and organizations among others. The job titles on the job market for graduates in the Humanities may range from project manager to analyst and consultant among many others. The job title does not necessarily refer to your academic background but, naturally, you’ll be drawing on it in executing the job. In other words, you may hold a job in all kinds of companies, organizations and sectors – all it takes is the need for an employee with your competences.

Think about your competences during your course of study
During your course of study, it is important that you think about what you can and will work with after graduation during your course of study. That way you may tone your academic profile according to your wishes.

Doing your study preparation, exam assignments and other study activities it can be difficult to find out, which competences all your hard work gives you.

A Master in Middle East Studies is an intense learning process in which you learn to:

  • evaluate and choose among the scientific theories, methods, tools and general skills applicable to the subject areas within Middle East Studies
  • develop and respond to academic issues relating to the Middle East in an independent and academic manner
  • carry out project and communication assignments relating to the Middle East on an academic basis and to present these to relevant working partners
  • discuss research related issues, define relevant research questions and carry out qualified analysis
  • convey analysis and solutions to specialists as well as non-specialists
  • take part in work processes, which require dealing with complex and unpredictable situations and new solutions in a practical manner

Perhaps you are now thinking that you are developing more skills and other exciting competences and that is very good because you’re the expert who can continue the "list" during your studies.

What will you work as when you’ve finished your education? This question has probably been given to you in numerous occasions without you knowing what to answer. It may also be a question you ask yourself. If you'd like some inspiration for an answer, it's good you're reading this. You have many possibilities with your competences.

You will be able to have a job or a career where you are going to:

  • prepare management related assessments and procedures, including the formulation of practical implementation and strategy
  • make solid contributions involving information searches, planning or development for organizations, institutions and companies working with the Middle East

When you become a graduate of the Middle East Studies you’ll have the opportunity apply for jobs and functions in the Middle East– including jobs associated with the Middle East in a European or Danish context. In addition, you’re qualified for tasks in the Danish, Scandinavian and European integration sector.

The graduates in Middle East Studies have been employed in many different areas. The secret services in Denmark (PET and FE) and the Danish integration sector (in ministries and municipalities) are the top scorers. The EU, international organizations and NGO’s represent other areas where graduates have found jobs.

Several times during your studies, you may doubt what you’re doing - and if you have chosen correctly. Although doubts can be uncomfortable, doubts are a chance to think about what choices you have doing your studies. The options can help to tune your profile in the direction you think is exciting and makes sense in your career plans.

Perhaps you think it might be exciting to work in a ministry, a NGO, with culture and tourism or something else entirely, but you don’t know if you have what it takes. Luckily you have a chance to figure it out during your studies.

It may be that you find it exciting to try a work placement/company-based internship and / or try studying abroad to get to know another culture, test your competences and discover new possibilities.

Or maybe you are considering trying a student job in which you can get the opportunity to solve tasks where you make use of some of your competences from your studies and discover new career opportunities that you didn’t know would be an opportunity for someone with your skills.

These and many other activities are the kind of possibilities that can help you profile yourself and shed new light on your career opportunities.

If you need an overview of your career opportunities or get feedback on how to get there, please contact our career advisors.

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