The Research Master is the ideal preparation for an academic career. The content and scope of this programme adheres to the American standard, which will enable you to qualify for a PhD programme, at either Maastricht University or any (inter)national university. The majority of our Research Master students pursue their career in European and North-American universities.
Furthermore, the Research Master equips students for jobs that require research and analytical affinity. The wave of new and emerging technologies is significantly impacting the utilisation of data in addressing research, management, and governmental questions. Being able to analyse and interpret data while having a strong foundation in your discipline of interest offers you thus the best job prospects for the next decade.
Graduates who decided to not pursue a PhD, often continue their professional career in large international organisations, research agencies, consulting, and governmental institutions. Our graduates have found positions such as:
- Product manager, ABN-AMRO
- Research analysist, YouGov
- Associate, Boston Consultancy Group
- Statistical analyst, CBS
- Traffic safety consultant, Royal Haskoning DHV
An employer’s perspective
Working in research teaches you skills that are important for developing critical thinking. From an employer’s point of view, knowing an applicant has a research master’s also makes it easier to know what kind of person is taking part in the hiring process.
Frank Zuurbier, owner
and co-founder of Fileradar BV