Career prospects

Governing Europe (European Studies)

The programme prepares you for a wide range of careers in the field of European policy and governance.

The job market

As a graduate of the programme, you are able to place contemporary issues in a broader context and to communicate a sustained analysis of developments in national and European policy. You will be trained to convey ideas across national, disciplinary, and policy boundaries, as:

  • Policy advisers for European and international affairs in national administrations, international organizations or EU institutions. 
  • European and international policy commentators and researchers: in media, NGOs, policy-advice, think-tanks, or culture.
  • Advisors and policy entrepeneurs in international companies.

Recent programme alumni hold positions at:

  • European Commission
  • United Nations
  • Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
  • EACEA (Agency of the European Commission)
  • Turkish Diplomatic Service
  • ADS Insight
  • Foundation Max van der Stoel

An academic career

Many of our graduates also go on to pursue academic careers in the Netherlands and abroad. A Master's in Governing Europe can lead to a Research Master's and eventually a PhD in a range of fields including history, international relations, anthropology, sociology, geopolitics and political science.

Published by  Faculty of Humanities

9 February 2018