After three years at UCM and 180 ECTS, you’ll qualify for an internationally recognised Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. You can leave the university and enter the job market, or you can apply for a master’s programme in the Netherlands or abroad. Your self-designed curriculum determines which master’s programmes you qualify for. Your Academic Advisor will help you compose a curriculum that matches your desired master’s programme.
Some UCM graduates have stayed at Maastricht University, while others have moved on to other Dutch universities. UCM graduates have also been admitted to prestigious master’s programmes at international universities such as:
- University of Oxford
- Columbia University (New York)
- The London School of Economics
- University College London
- Sciences Po (Paris)
- Hertie School of Governance (Berlin)
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
As UCM allows you to design your own curriculum to suit your individual interests, talents and ambitions, you have an almost unlimited range of future career possibilities. UCM graduates have gone on to a wide variety of professional careers, in both the Netherlands and abroad, including:
- management consultant
- government policy advisor
- assistant to an EU Commissioner
- think tank member
- industrial designer
- stock trader
- NGO project coordinator
- forensic psychologist
- theater programmer
- museum curator
- education innovator
With careful planning, you can take the courses required to be admitted to most master's programmes. However, some more vocational programmes, such as Dutch Law and Clinical Psychology, are likely to have additional requirements.
Luminous alumni association
As a graduate, you will remain a part of the UCM community by becoming a member of our Luminous alumni association. Luminous was established in 2005, right after UCM’s first graduation ceremony. Luminous helps alumni to form lasting connections with fellow alumni and current students. With the support of UCM, Luminous organises social events to establish and maintain these connections.
In addition to the Luminous meetings, alumni circle meetings of Maastricht University take place in London, New York, Brussels, Düsseldorf and other major cities of the world.