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.